amphioxus

amphioxus

[am-fee-ok-suhs]
noun, plural amphioxi [am-fee-ok-sahy] , amphioxuses.
Zoology, lancelet.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin: literally, sharp at both ends < Greek amphi- amphi- + oxýs pointed

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amphioxus (ˌæmfɪˈɒksəs)
 
n , pl -oxi, -oxuses
another name for the lancelet
 
[C19: from New Latin: both ends being sharp, from amphi- + Greek oxus sharp]

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See lancelet.
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