Definition of cartilaginous fish in English:

cartilaginous fish

Syllabification: car·ti·lag·i·nous fish

noun

A fish of a class distinguished by having a skeleton of cartilage rather than bone, including the sharks, rays, and chimeras. Compare with bony fish.
More example sentences
  • By the late Devonian, 360 million years ago, early cartilaginous fish and bony fish were diversifying.
  • An unorthodox scenario placing cartilaginous fish within bony fish has been suggested but has received no additional support.
  • First appearing on Earth almost 450 million years ago, cartilaginous fish today include both fearsome predators and harmless mollusc-eaters (harmless, that is, unless you are a mollusc).

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