any shark or ray
Origin of selachianfrom Modern Latin Selachii ( from Classical Greek selachos, cartilaginous fish, akin to selas, light, gleam: from its phosphorescent appearance: see Selene) + -an
of the selachians
(comparative more selachian, superlative most selachian)
- (zoology) Pertaining to the genus Selache, consisting of various sharks; shark-like.
- (zoology) Any organism of the genus Selache.
From scientific Latin SelachÄ“, from the plural of Ancient Greek ÏƒÎÎ»Î±Ï‡Î¿Ï‚ (selakhos, “shark").