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(Science: zoology) a subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, and the Chimaera. The skeleton is mainly cartilaginous.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A metal plate _ L. Branchia a gill.

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... family hominidae, subfamily homininae, genus homo, species sapiens shark: phylum chordata, subphylum vertebrata, class chondrichthyes, subclass elasmobranchii, superorder selachimorpha tick: phylum arthropoda, class arachnida, order acarina sea urchin: phylum echinodermata, class echinoidea ...

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