Chon*drop`te*ryg"i*i (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. cartilage + , , wing, fin.] Zool.

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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