Definitions for placoidˈplæk ɔɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plac•oidˈplæk ɔɪd(adj.)

  1. platelike, as the scales or dermal investments of sharks.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of placoid:

1835–45; < Gk plak- (s. of pláx) something flat, tablet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. placoid, platelike(adj)

    as the hard flattened scales of e.g. sharks

Wiktionary

  1. placoid(Noun)

    Any fish having placoid scales, such as the sharks.

  2. placoid(Adjective)

    platelike; having irregular, platelike, bony scales, often bearing spines; pertaining to the placoids.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Placoid(adj)

    platelike; having irregular, platelike, bony scales, often bearing spines; pertaining to the placoids

  2. Placoid(noun)

    any fish having placoid scales, as the sharks

  3. Placoid(noun)

    one of the Placoides

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