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Definition of Amphioxus

Amphioxus
Amphioxus Am`phi*ox"us, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? + ? sharp.] (Zo["o]l.) A fishlike creature (Amphioxus lanceolatus), two or three inches long, found in temperature seas; -- also called the lancelet. Its body is pointed at both ends. It is the lowest and most generalized of the vertebrates, having neither brain, skull, vertebr[ae], nor red blood. It forms the type of the group Acrania, Leptocardia, etc.

Meaning of Amphioxus from wikipedia

- as Amphioxus (from the Gr****: "pointed on both sides"), now considered an obsolete synonym of the genus Branchiostoma. Today, the term "amphioxus" is...
- Branchiostoma lanceolatum (European lancelet, or Mediterranean amphioxus) is a lancelet in the subphylum Cephalochordata. It is a marine invertebrate...
- Tipperary" as a fight song, renamed "Mighty Oregon". "It's a Long Way from Amphioxus", a parody of this song written by Philip H. Pope, is sung by students...
- 22 September 2008. Gee, H. (19 June 2008). "Evolutionary biology: The amphioxus unleashed". Nature. 453 (7198): 999–1000. Bibcode:2008Natur.453..999G...
- intestine into another part is called intussusception. The in****tion in Amphioxus is the first cell movement of gastrulation. This process was first described...
- Metamorphosis is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a con****uous and relatively abrupt change...
- post-embryonic notochord: Acipenseriformes (paddlefish and sturgeon) Lancelet (Amphioxus) Tunicate (larval stage only) Hagfish Lamprey Coelacanth African lungfish...
- hepatic cae**** is found in the cephalochordate amphioxus, or lancelet. The hepatic cae**** of the amphioxus is a presumed homologue of the vertebrate liver...
- close similarity in gill-slits of Balanoglossus and Amphioxus. The primary gill-slits of Amphioxus is divided into two slits by a tongue bar which grows...
- chordate Amphioxus. Although it performs many functions of a liver, it is not considered a true liver but a homolog of the vertebrate liver. The amphioxus hepatic...
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