Definition of pharyngognath in English:

pharyngognath

noun

Zoology
rare
  • A fish of the (former) order Pharyngognathi, comprising teleosts in which certain of the pharyngeal bones are fused.

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • Pharyngognathous.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Natural History Review. After scientific Latin Pharyngognathi, order name (J. Müller 1843, in Arch. f. Naturgeschichte 9 293.