selachian

selachian

[si-ley-kee-uhn]
adjective
1.
belonging to the Selachii, a group of fishes comprising the sharks, skates, and rays.
noun
2.
a selachian fish.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-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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selachian (sɪˈleɪkɪən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Selachii (or Elasmobranchii), a large subclass of cartilaginous fishes including the sharks, rays, dogfish, and skates
 
n
2.  any fish belonging to the subclass Selachii
 
[C19: from New Latin Selachiī, from Greek selakhē a shark; related to Greek selas brightness]

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