What does acanthopterygian mean?

Definitions for acanthopterygian
ˌæk ənˌθɒp təˈrɪdʒ i ənacan·thopte·ry·gian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiny-finned fish, acanthopterygiannoun

    a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays


  1. acanthopterygiannoun

    Any fish of the superorder Acanthopterygii

  2. acanthopterygianadjective

    Similar to a acanthopterygian.

  3. Etymology: from acanthus (from ἄκανθος) + πτερυγίων diminutive of πτέρυξ, from πτερόν.


  1. acanthopterygian

    Acanthopterygii (meaning "spiny finned one") is a superorder of bony fishes in the class Actinopterygii. Members of this superorder are sometimes called ray-finned fishes for the characteristic sharp, bony rays in their fins; however this name is often given to the class Actinopterygii as a whole.


  1. acanthopterygian

    Acanthopterygian is a term used in zoology to refer to a large group of fish characterized by the presence of spines in the pectoral and dorsal fins. This group includes both marine and freshwater species like perch, sea bass, and sunfish among others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acanthopterygianadjective

    belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch

  2. Acanthopterygiannoun

    a spiny-finned fish

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Acanthopterygian

    ak-an-thop-tėr-ij′i-an, adj. having spiny fins. [Gr. akantha, thorn, pteryx, pterygos, a wing, a fin.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acanthopterygian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acanthopterygian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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