designating or of a class (Chondrichthyes) of fishes characterized by cartilaginous skeletons, placoid scales, and lack of air bladders
Origin of elasmobranchfrom Modern Latin Elasmobranchii from Classical Greek elasmos, beaten metal (akin to elastic) + Classical Latin branchia, gills
any fish of this class, as the shark, skate, or ray
Any of various cartilaginous fishes of the subclass Elasmobranchii, having five to seven pairs of lateral gill slits and including the sharks, rays, and skates.
Origin of elasmobranchFrom New Latin Elasmobranchiī subclass name Greek elasmos metal beaten out ( from elaunein elas- to beat )Latin branchia gill ; see branchia .