• WordNet 3.6
    • n chaetodon any fish of the genus Chaetodon
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chaetodon kē′to-don a typical genus of a family of bony fishes, known as Squamipennes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chaitē, hair, odous, odont-, tooth.


In literature:

It is distinct from Chaetodon, in which Mr. Bennett placed it.
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