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Agnatha
n. class of vertebrates that have no jaws or paired limbs (including lampreys, hagfishes, etc.)

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Agnatha (Greek, "no jaws") is a superclass of jawless fish in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, consisting of both present (cyclostomes) and extinct (conodonts and ostracoderms) species. The group excludes all vertebrates with jaws, known as gnathostomes.

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Agnatha

Noun
1. superclass of eel-shaped chordates lacking jaws and pelvic fins: lampreys; hagfishes; some extinct forms
(synonym) superclass Agnatha
(hypernym) class
(member-holonym) Vertebrata, subphylum Vertebrata, Craniata, subphylum Craniata
(member-meronym) jawless vertebrate, jawless fish, agnathan


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Agnatha
(means jawless): The Class Agnatha represents the most primitive 'jawless' vertebrates. MHC genes have been cloned from all vertebrate classes except Agnatha.

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s. agnatha, klasse virveldyr som ikke har kjever eller parvise lemmer (inkludert lampretter, slimåler osv.)


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