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chondrichthian

[kon-drik-thee-uh n] /kɒnˈdrɪk θi ən/
noun
1.
any member of the class Chondrichthyes, comprising the cartilaginous fishes.
Origin
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to chondr- chondr- + Greek ichthýes (plural) fish
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cartilaginous fish

any member of the group of cartilaginous fishes that includes the sharks, skates, chimaeras, and rays. The class is one of the two great groups of living fishes, the other being the osteichthians, or bony fishes. The term Selachii is also sometimes used as the name for the order of sharks.

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