/suy"kleuh stohm', sik"leuh-/, adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the Cyclostomata, a subclass of jawless, eellike, marine vertebrates of the class Agnatha, comprising the lampreys and hagfishes.
2. having a circular mouth.
3. a cyclostome vertebrate; a lamprey or hagfish.
[1825-35; CYCLO- + -STOME]

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      a collective term for the living members of the superclass Agnatha, the lamprey and the hagfish (qq.v.). These fish are characterized by a long slender body without scales and fins, a round jawless mouth with horny teeth, a cartilaginous skull, and a persistent notochord.

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