ganoid fish

ganoid fish
primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
Syn: ↑ganoid
Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑teleost, ↑teleostan
Member Holonyms: ↑Ganoidei, ↑order Ganoidei

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  • ganoid — /gan oyd/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Ganoidei, a group of mostly extinct fishes characterized by hard, bony scales, the living species of which include the paddlefishes, sturgeons, and gars. 2. (of the scale of a fish) having a smooth,… …   Universalium

  • ganoid — /ˈgænɔɪd/ (say ganoyd) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Ganoidei, a group of fishes, many of which have hard, smooth scales, as the sturgeons, etc. 2. (of fish scales) having a smooth, shining surface. –noun 3. a ganoid fish. {Greek… …  

  • ganoid — gan•oid [[t]ˈgæn ɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) ich of or pertaining to a group of mostly extinct archaic fishes characterized by bony enamellike scales: living representatives include the bowfins, gars, and sturgeons 2) pal ich a ganoid fish • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

  • Fish — are aquatic vertebrate animals that are typically ectothermic (previously cold blooded), covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. Fish are abundant in the sea and in fresh water, with species being …   Wikipedia

  • ganoid — [gan′oid΄] adj. [Fr ganoïde < Gr ganos, brightness (prob. < IE base * gāu , to rejoice > L gaudium, JOY) + eidēs, OID] of or having growing scales with a hard glossy surface of many layers of enamel, as in many extinct and some living… …   English World dictionary

  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

  • Fish scale — For other uses, see Fish scale (disambiguation). The cycloid scales of a common roach (Rutilus rutilus). The row of lateral line scales is visible in the lower half of the image. The skin of most bony and cartilaginous fishes are covered by… …   Wikipedia

  • Ganoid scale — Scale Scale, n. [Cf. AS. scealu, scalu, a shell, parings; akin to D. schaal, G. schale, OHG. scala, Dan. & Sw. skal a shell, Dan. ski[ae]l a fish scale, Goth. skalja tile, and E. shale, shell, and perhaps also to scale of a balance; but perhaps… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ganoid — I. adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek ganos brightness; akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice more at joy Date: circa 1847 of, having, or being fish scales consisting of bone and an outer shiny layer resembling enamel; also relating to or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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