any fish of the class Chondrichthyes, including the sharks, skates, and rays, having a skeleton composed entirely of cartilage
The brachial ossicles represent the reduced and modified radiale and basalia of cartilaginous fish such as the dogfish.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
A cartilaginous fish allied to the rays, furnished with electrical organs, by means of which it is able to give powerful shocks.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Any of various fishes of the class Selachii (or Chondrichthyes), having a skeleton that is made of cartilage. Cartilaginous fishes breathe through gill slits, of which there are usually five, and their toothlike or platelike scales (called denticles) are made of dentine and enamel. Sharks, rays, skates, sawfish, and chimaeras are cartilaginous fishes. Compare bony fish, jawless fish.
- Cartilaginous joint
cartilaginous joint cartilaginous joint n. See movable joint.
a heavy two-wheeled vehicle, commonly without springs, drawn by mules, oxen, or the like, used for the conveyance of heavy goods. a light two-wheeled vehicle with springs, drawn by a horse or pony. any small vehicle pushed or pulled by hand. Obsolete. a chariot. to haul or convey in or as if in a cart […]
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