/lans"lit, lahns"-/, n.
any of several small, lancet-shaped burrowing marine animals of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having a notochord and bearing structural similarities to both vertebrates and invertebrates. Also called amphioxus.
[1565-75; LANCE2 + -LET]

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  • Lancelet — Lance let, n. [Lance + let.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small fishlike animal ({Amphioxus lanceolatus}), remarkable for the rudimentary condition of its organs. It is the type of the class Leptocardia. See {Amphioxus}, {Leptocardia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lancelet — [lans′lit] n. [ LANCE + LET] CEPHALOCHORDATE …   English World dictionary

  • Lancelet — Lancelets Lancelet (Branchiostoma lanceolatum) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

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  • Lancelet — Lanzettfischchen Lanzettfischchen Branchiostoma lanceolatum Systematik Unterabteilung: Bilateria …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • lancelet — noun Date: circa 1836 any of a subphylum (Cephalochordata) of small translucent marine primitive chordate animals that are fishlike in appearance and usually live partially buried on the ocean floor called also amphioxus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lancelet — noun any of a group of primitive marine animals, of subphylum Cephalochordata, having a notochord instead of a backbone …   Wiktionary

  • lancelet — lance·let lan(t) slət n any vertebrate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata called also amphioxus …   Medical dictionary

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