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Meaning of "amphioxi" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AMPHIOXI

amphioxi  [ˌæmfɪˈɒksəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMPHIOXI

noun
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Amphioxi is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AMPHIOXI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lancelet

The lancelets, also known as amphioxus, comprise some thirty-two species of fish-like marine chordates with a global distribution in shallow temperate and tropical seas, usually found half-buried in sand. They are the modern representatives of the subphylum Cephalochordata, formerly thought to be the sister group of the craniates. In Asia, they are harvested commercially as food for humans and domesticated animals. They are an important object of study in zoology as they provide indications about the origins of the vertebrates. Lancelets serve as an intriguing comparison point for tracing how vertebrates have evolved and adapted. Although lancelets split from vertebrates more than 520 million years ago, their genomes hold clues about evolution, particularly how vertebrates have employed old genes for new functions. They are regarded as similar to the archetypal vertebrate form. The Amphioxiformes are often called "amphioxus". Amphioxus is an obsolete synonym of the genus Branchiostoma. It is used as a common name along with "lancelet", especially in the English language. The genome of the Florida lancelet has been sequenced.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMPHIOXI


abraxas
əˈbræksəs
amphioxus
ˌæmfɪˈɒksəs
amplexus
æmˈplɛksəs
census
ˈsɛnsəs
colossus
kəˈlɒsəs
complexus
kəmˈpleksəs
consensus
kənˈsɛnsəs
cursus
ˈkɜːsəs
Issus
ˈɪsəs
lapsus
ˈlæpsəs
Manassas
məˈnæsəs
nexus
ˈnɛksəs
Oxus
ˈɒksəs
Pegasus
ˈpɛɡəsəs
Phrixus
ˈfrɪksəs
plexus
ˈplɛksəs
risus
ˈraɪsəs
tarsus
ˈtɑːsəs
Texas
ˈtɛksəs
versus
ˈvɜːsəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMPHIOXI

amphidiploidy
amphigastrium
amphigoric
amphigories
amphigory
amphigouri
amphimacer
amphimictic
amphimixes
amphimixis
amphioxus
amphipath
amphipathic
amphiphile
amphiphilic
amphiploid
amphiploidy
amphipod
amphipodous
amphiprostylar

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMPHIOXI

Benxi
black taxi
Cotopaxi
Craxi
flexi
guanxi
Jiangxi
maxi
radio taxi
Shaanxi
Shanxi
taxi
Wuxi
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Synonyms and antonyms of amphioxi in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «amphioxi» into 25 languages

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The translations of amphioxi from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «amphioxi» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

amphioxi
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

amphioxi
570 millions of speakers

English

amphioxi
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

amphioxi
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

amphioxi
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

amphioxi
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

amphioxi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

amphioxi
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amphioxi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amphioxi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

amphioxi
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

amphioxi
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

amphioxi
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amphioxi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

amphioxi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

amphioxi
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Amphioxi
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

amphioxi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

amphioxi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

amphioxi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

amphioxi
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amphioxi
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

amphioxi
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

amphioxi
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

amphioxi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

amphioxi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of amphioxi

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AMPHIOXI»

The term «amphioxi» is barely ever used and occupies the 204.562 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AMPHIOXI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about amphioxi

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMPHIOXI»

Discover the use of amphioxi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to amphioxi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Amphion later married Niobe and killed himself after the loss of his wife and children. amphioxus, plural amphioxi, or amphiox- uses, also called lancelet, any of certain members of the invertebrate subphylum Cephalochordata of the phylum ...
‎2005
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Records of the Zoological Survey of India: Miscellaneous ...
B : agemmule of a specimen from the stem of a bulrush as seen from above : X 20. reason) very lax and amorphous and the groups of small spicules characteristic of the other phase seem to be absent, though small amphioxi occur scattered in ...
Zoological Survey of India, 1921
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Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts: A Guide to ...
Occurrence of planktonic lanceletsfrom Louisiana's continentalshelf, witha reviewofpelagic Branchiostoma (order Amphioxi). Bulletin of Marine Science 43: 229–240. Cory, R.L.,Pierce, E. L. 1967. Distribution and ecologyof lancelets ( order ...
William S. Johnson, Dennis M. Allen, 2012
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Fishes of the Sea of Japan and the Adjacent Areas of the Sea ...
I: Amphioxi, Petromyzones, Myxini, Elasmobranchii, Holocephali (Fishes of the Sea of Japan and Adjacent Parts of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Yellow Sea. I: Amphioxi, Petromyzones, Myxini, Elasmobranchii, Holocephali). Moscow- Leningrad ...
G.U. Lindberg, 1989
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The North Carolina Coastal Zone and Its Environment: A ...
CORY, R. L., AND E. L. PIERCE Distribution and Ecology of Lancelets (order Amphioxi) over the Continental Shelf of the Southeastern United States. Linmol. and Oceano. 12:650-656. 1967. Descriptors: North Carolina; South Carolina; ...
‎1977
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
A brief treatment of amphioxi follows. For full treatment, see MACROPAEDIAZ Chordates. Amphioxi are seldom more than 8 cm (3 inches) long, and in appearance they resemble small, slender fishes without eyes or definite heads. They are ...
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, 1998
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Contribution - University of Maryland, Natural Resources ...
7 7 (10) Spirasters distinctly twisted or angulated 8 8 (9) Amphioxi mostly 125 to 175 microns in length Cliona spirilla 9 (8) Amphioxi shorter, mostly 70 to 100 microns in length Cliona vastifica 10 (7) Spirasters not distinctly twisted or angulated, ...
University of Maryland. Natural Resources Institute
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Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal
I was at first inclined to regard the amphioxi in SpongiUa cratsissimi as gigantic microscleres, or rather as microscleres varying from extremely minute filamentous structures to spicules as long as, but not as thick as the megascleres. But this ...
9
The Shipley collection of scientific papers
I was at first inclined to regard the amphioxi in Spongilla crassissima as gigantic microscleres, or rather as microscleres varying from extremely minute filamentous structures to spicules as long as, but not as thick as the megascleres. But this ...
10
Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology
July 1996 from the sandy bottom of the sea near Shazikou , Qingdao , and transported to the laboratory . Sixty-eighty female and sixty-eighty male amphioxi with fully developed gonads and average body length of 4 cm were selected and  ...

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMPHIOXI»

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Xiamen home to about 100 Chinese white dolphins after protection …
... species, such as Chinese white dolphins, egrets and amphioxi. ... set up monitoring systems to protect Chinese white dolphins and amphioxi. «What's on Xiamen, Jun 15»
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This rare, brainless sea creature could hold the secrets to vertebrate …
... amphioxi lack a spinal column). Believed to have split from vertebrates over 500 million years ago, amphioxus are regarded as something of ... «io9, Dec 11»

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