acanthopterygian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acanthopterygian a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Acanthopterygian (Zoöl) Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • acanthopterygian Of or pertaining to the Acanthopterygii; having the characters of the Acanthopterygii.
    • n acanthopterygian One of the Acanthopterygii; a fish with spiny fins.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Acanthopterygian ak-an-thop-tėr-ij′i-an having spiny fins.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. akantha, thorn, pteryx, pterygos, a wing, a fin.