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chondrostei


chondrostei


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chondrostei  \Chon*dros"te*i\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  cartilage  + 
  ?  bone.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  fishes,  including  the  sturgeons;  --  so  named 
  because  the  skeleton  is  cartilaginous.