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elasmobranchii


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elasmobranchii  \E*las`mo*bran"chi*i\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a 
  metal  plate  +  L.  branchia  a  gill.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  subclass  of  fishes,  comprising  the  sharks,  the  rays,  and 
  the  Chim[ae]ra.  The  skeleton  is  mainly  cartilaginous. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Elasmobranchii 
  n  :  sharks;  rays;  dogfishes;  skates  [syn:  {Elasmobranchii},  {subclass 
  Elasmobranchii},  {Selachii},  {subclass  Selachii}] 




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