- adjective /ˈæɡnəθəs/a) Jawless.
The Onchidiidæ are described as agnathous, but I am confident of having observed the jaw figured.b) Afflicted by or characteristic of agnathia.
The mouth is a transverse slit, which shows no teeth, nor any jaws properly so called, and therefore affords an apparent support to the agnathous theory of the Ostracodermi.
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