malacopterygian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n malacopterygian any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Malacopterygian (Zoöl) One of the Malacopterygii.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • malacopterygian Soft-finned; pertaining to the Malacopterygii, or having their characters. Also malacopterygious.
    • n malacopterygian A fish of the order Malacopterygii.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Malacopterygian mal-a-kop-tėr-ij′i-an having the rays of the fins soft, excepting the first ray of the dorsal and pectoral fins, as in the pike, salmon, &c
    • Malacopterygian Also Malacopteryg′ious
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. malacoptérygien,