That's right: Chondropterygian is an adjective meaning "Having a cartilaginous skeleton" or a noun meaning "One of the Chondropterygii (a group of fishes)".

And not, as was formerly thought, another nickname for the Bronx, or slang euphemism for one-legged accountant.

I really wish there were an easier way to add links to webster's writeups.

Chon*drop`ter*yg"i*an (?), a. [Cf. F. chondropterygien.]

Having a cartilaginous skeleton.



One of the Chondropterygii.


© Webster 1913.

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