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selachian

[si-ley-kee-uh n] /sɪˈleɪ ki ən/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Selachii, a group of fishes comprising the sharks, skates, and rays.
noun
2.
a selachian fish.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin Selachi(i) (plural) name of the order (< Greek seláchios (singular) resembling a shark, cartilaginous, adj. derivative of seláchos shark, ray) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for selachian

selachian

/sɪˈleɪkɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Selachii (or Elasmobranchii), a large subclass of cartilaginous fishes including the sharks, rays, dogfish, and skates
noun
2.
any fish belonging to the subclass Selachii
Also elasmobranch
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Selachiī, from Greek selakhē a shark; related to Greek selas brightness
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