Anguilliformes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Anguilliformes elongate fishes with pelvic fins and girdle absent or reduced
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anguilliformes In Cuvier's classification of fishes, the only recognized family of Malacopterygii apodes, including fishes with an elongated form, a thick and soft skin, few bones, no cæca, and in most cases a swim-bladder which is often of singular shape. It has been disintegrated into many families, and even different orders.
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Usage


In science:

To carry out anguilliform swimming, the body of the eel is made of a succession of vertebrae whose undulation produces motion, as depicted in Fig. 1.
Kinematic Analysis of the vertebra of an eel like robot
Carling J., Williams T. L., Bowtell G., “Self-Propelled Anguilliform Swimming: Simultaneous Solution of the Two-Dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations and Newton's Laws of Motion,” 1998. Simo J.C. and Vu-Quoc L., “On the dynamics in space of rods undergoing large motions - A geometrically exact approach,” Comp.
Kinematic Analysis of the vertebra of an eel like robot
The latter are anguilliform such as the moray or the eel whose handling capacity reached records.
The eel-like robot
An anguilliform swimmer propels itself forward by propagating waves of curvature backward along its body .
The eel-like robot
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