coelacanth coelacanth  /ˈsi lə ˌkænθ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) fish thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous period but found in 1938 off the coast of Africa

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  • John Waggoner: Closed-end mutual funds are a bargain, but ...

    Every so often, a startled fisherman plucks something from the Pleistocene in his net: A coelacanth, for example, or a sawfish or a fantod. Usually, this results in a brief moment of fame, or, if he's lucky, a nice chunk of change on eBay.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press

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  • "It is an amazing discovery and it's the coelacanth of rodents," said study coauthor Mary Dawson of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. "It's the first time in the study of mammals that scientists have found a living fossil of a group...
    on Mar 9, 2006 By: Mary Dawson Source: MSNBC

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