amphioxus

(redirected from amphioxuses)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

amphioxus:

see lanceletlancelet,
name for small, fishlike lower chordate (see Chordata), also called amphioxus; it shows many affinities with the vertebrates. There are about 30 lancelet species, most belonging to the genus Brachiostoma (formerly Amphioxus).
..... Click the link for more information.
.

amphioxus

[‚am·fē′äk·səs]
(zoology)
Former designation for the lancelet, Branchiostoma.