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Noun: selachian  si'ley-kee-un
  1. Any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates
    - elasmobranch

Derived forms: selachians

Type of: cartilaginous fish, chondrichthian

Part of: Elasmobranchii, Selachii, subclass Elasmobranchii, subclass Selachii

Encyclopedia: Selachian