Plectognathi

noun
boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers
Hypernyms: ↑animal order
Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygii, ↑superorder Acanthopterygii
Member Meronyms:

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Plectognathi /plek-togˈnə-thī/ (zoology)
plural noun
An order of bony fishes including filefishes, globe fishes, coffer-fishes and sunfishes
ORIGIN: Gr plektos plaited, and gnathos a jaw
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plectognathic /-tə-gnathˈik/ or plectogˈnathous /-nə-thəs/ adjective

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  • Plectognathi — Plec*to gna*thi, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? twisted (fr. ? to plait, twist) + ? jaw.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of fishes generally having the maxillary bone united with the premaxillary, and the articular united with the dentary. [1913 Webster] Note: The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plectognăthi — (P. Cuv., Haftkiefer), Ordnung der Knorpelfische; Kinnlade meist unvollkommen, das Skelett wird erst im Alter hart, Kinnladenknochen fest an die Seiten des Zwischenkieferknochens befestigt, Gaumenknochen unbeweglich; Kieferdecken u. Strahlen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Plectognathi — (Haftkiefer), Unterordnung der Knochenfische, s. Fische, S. 607 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Plectognathi — Kugelfischverwandte Weißflecken Feilenfisch (Cantherhines macrocerus) Systematik Reihe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • plectognathi — plec·tog·na·thi …   English syllables

  • order Plectognathi — noun boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers • Syn: ↑Plectognathi, ↑order Tetraodontiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygii, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Сростночелюстные — (Plectognathi) отряд костистых рыб (Teleostei), характеризующийся следующими признаками: мягкий спинной плавник как раз над заднепроходным; иногда в грудных плавниках есть твердые иглы, а брюшные плавники или отсутствуют или упрощены до степени… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Balistidae — noun triggerfishes • Syn: ↑family Balistidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Plectognathi, ↑order Plectognathi, ↑order Tetraodontiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Molidae — noun ocean sunfishes • Syn: ↑family Molidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Plectognathi, ↑order Plectognathi, ↑order Tetraodontiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tetraodontidae — noun puffers • Syn: ↑family Tetraodontidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Plectognathi, ↑order Plectognathi, ↑order Tetraodontiformes …   Useful english dictionary

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