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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soft-finned fish, malacopterygiannoun

    any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii


  1. malacopterygian

    Malacopterygian is a term used in zoology to refer to a diverse group of fish characterized by soft ray fins. These fishes, most of which are marine, belong to the superorder Malacopterygii, which includes both freshwater and saltwater species like salmon, trout, and pike.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malacopterygiannoun

    one of the Malacopterygii

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. malacoptrygien.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Malacopterygian

    mal-a-kop-tėr-ij′i-an, adj. having the rays of the fins soft, excepting the first ray of the dorsal and pectoral fins, as in the pike, salmon, &c.—Also Malacopteryg′ious. [Gr. malakos, soft, pteryx, pterygos, a wing.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of malacopterygian in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of malacopterygian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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