Synentognathi

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Synentognathi order of fishes having spineless fins; needlefishes; sauries; flying fishes; halfbeaks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Synentognathi (Zoöl) An order of fishes, resembling the Physoclisti, without spines in the dorsal, anal, and ventral fins. It includes the true flying fishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • synentognathi A suborder of teleocephalous or physoclistous fishes with the branchial arches well developed, the third and fourth superior pharyngeals much enlarged, and the inferior pharyngeals coössified. It includes the families Scomberesocidæ (or Exocœtidæ) and Belonidæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. sy`n with + 'ento`s within + gna`qos jaw