Hy`per*o*tre"ta (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. the plate + perforated.] Zool.

An order of marsipobranchs, including the Myxine or hagfish and the genus Bdellostoma. They have barbels around the mouth, one tooth on the plate, and a communication between tionnasal aperture and the throat. See Hagfish.

[Written also Hyperotreti.]


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