amphioxuses

amphioxuses
n. type of swordfish, lancelet

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • amphioxus — /am fee ok seuhs/, n., pl. amphioxi / ok suy/, amphioxuses. Zool. lancelet. [1830 40; < NL: lit., sharp at both ends < Gk amphi AMPHI + oxýs pointed] * * * or lancelet Any of certain small marine chordates (invertebrate subphylum Cephalochordata) …   Universalium

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