Chondrostei


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Chon`dros´te`i


n. pl.1.(Zool.) An order of fishes, including the sturgeons; - so named because the skeleton is cartilaginous.
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Sturgeons and paddlefish form the only extant members of the Chondrostei, a group of fish with a partly cartilaginous, partly ossified skeleton and with characteristic bony scales along the body.