holocephali

Holocephali

Hol`o*ceph"a*li\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. "o`los whole + ? head.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of elasmobranch fishes, including, among living species, only the chim[ae]ras; -- called also Holocephala. See Chim[ae]ra; also Illustration in Appendix.
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