elasmobranch elasmobranch

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates

Usage(s):

  • Mariuccia Mandelli, who designs for Krizia, sent finlike flounces cascading all over suits and dressessomething, perhaps, for the spouse of Jaws' elasmobranch villain to slip .

News

  • Shark scientists: Stop using the phrase 'shark attacks'

    It was the summer of 2001. The media were in a frenzy over sharks before Sept. 11 changed everyone's focus. New Smyrna Beach and Volusia County were well on their way toward a record-setting year for shark bites. The majority of news outlets were calling them shark attacks. 12 years later the American Elasmobranch Society, which is all about sharks, rays and skates, has sent a letter to The ...
    on August 9, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

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