xyster


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xyster

(zĭs′tər)
n.
A surgical instrument for scraping bones.
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Four species represented more than 66% of the entire elasmobranch abundance: Panamic stingray (Urotrygon aspidura) accounted for 26%, rasptail skate (Raja velezi) contributed 16%, brown smoothhound (Mustelus henlei) composed 15%, and witch guitarfish (Zapteryx xyster) accounted for 9%.
In Chris Menchin's "Memoirs of an Aging Xyster" a visionary finds the last untouched piece of earth, and there, in a kind of garden of Eden, he constructs a city but, fearful of the time when people will come to inhabit it, he withdraws into a small cubicle in the ground.