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coelacanth


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coelacanth  \C[oe]l"a*canth\  (?  or  ?),  a.  [Gr.  ?  hollow  +  ? 
  spine.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Having  hollow  spines,  as  some  ganoid  fishes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coelacanth 
  n  :  fish  thought  to  have  been  extinct  since  the  Cretaceous 
  Period  but  found  in  1938  off  the  coast  of  Africa  [syn:  {Latimeria 
  chalumnae}] 




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