Discocephali

noun
small order of fishes comprising the remoras
Syn: ↑order Discocephali
Hypernyms: ↑animal order
Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygii, ↑superorder Acanthopterygii
Member Meronyms: ↑Echeneididae, ↑family Echeneididae, ↑family Echeneidae

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\\ˌdiskōˈsefəˌlī\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from disc- + -cephali
: a small order of spiny-finned fishes comprising the remoras and having the dorsal fin modified into a flat sucking disk on top of the head used for adhering to the bodies of other fishes (as sharks and swordfishes)

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  • discocephali — dis·co·ceph·a·li …   English syllables

  • order Discocephali — noun small order of fishes comprising the remoras • Syn: ↑Discocephali • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygii, ↑superorder Acanthopterygii • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acanthopterygii — noun teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays • Syn: ↑superorder Acanthopterygii • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Teleostei, ↑subclass Teleostei • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • animal order — noun the order of animals • Hypernyms: ↑order • Hyponyms: ↑Eubacteriales, ↑order Eubacteriales, ↑Pseudomonadales, ↑order Pseudomonadales, ↑Rickettsiales, ↑order …   Useful english dictionary

  • Echeneididae — noun fishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships • Syn: ↑family Echeneididae, ↑family Echeneidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Discocephali, ↑order Discocephali …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Echeneidae — noun fishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships • Syn: ↑Echeneididae, ↑family Echeneididae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Discocephali, ↑order Discocephali …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Echeneididae — noun fishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships • Syn: ↑Echeneididae, ↑family Echeneidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Discocephali, ↑order Discocephali …   Useful english dictionary

  • superorder Acanthopterygii — noun teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays • Syn: ↑Acanthopterygii • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Teleostei, ↑subclass Teleostei • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • discocephalous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷fələs adjective Etymology: disc + cephalous : having a sucker on the head compare discocephali * * * discocarp, discocephalous etc.: see disco …   Useful english dictionary

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