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A member of the extinct order Arthrodira of placoderm fishes, which are known from Devonian fossil deposits and have a bony head-shield that is articulated at the neck to another bony shield covering the upper part of the body.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Arthrodira, order name from ancient Greek ἄρθρον joint + δειρή (Attic δέρη) neck.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.