Opisthomi

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Opisthomi (Zoöl) An order of eellike fishes having the scapular arch attached to the vertebræ, but not connected with the skull.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • opisthomi An order of physoclist teleost fishes. In Cope's classification, the same as the family Notacanthidæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. 'o`pisqen behind + the shoulder