Definitions for ganoidˈgæn ɔɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gan•oidˈgæn ɔɪd(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a group of mostly extinct archaic fishes characterized by bony enamellike scales: living representatives include the bowfins, gars, and sturgeons.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. (n.)a ganoid fish.

    Category: Paleontology, Ichthyology

Origin of ganoid:

1830–40; < F ganoïde < Gk gán(os) brightness +-oïde -oid

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ganoid, ganoid fish(noun)

    primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ganoid(adj)

    of or pertaining to Ganoidei. -- n. One of the Ganoidei


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