Chondropterygian

Chon*drop`ter*yg"i*an

(?), a. [Cf. F. chondropterygien.] Having a cartilaginous skeleton. -- n. One of the Chondropterygii.
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Chon*drop`te*ryg"i*i

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. cartilage + , , wing, fin.] (Zol.) A group of fishes, characterized by cartilaginous fins and skeleton. It includes both ganoids (sturgeons, etc.) and selachians (sharks), but is now often restricted to the latter.
[Written also Chondropterygia.]

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Chon*dros"te*i

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. cartilage + bone.] (Zol.) An order of fishes, including the sturgeons; -- so named because the skeleton is cartilaginous.
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