genus Diodon

noun
type genus of the Diodontidae
Syn: ↑Diodon
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Diodontidae, ↑family Diodontidae

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  • Diodon — Porcupinefishes Temporal range: 55–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Diodon — noun type genus of the Diodontidae • Syn: ↑genus Diodon • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Diodontidae, ↑family Diodontidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diodon holocanthus — balloonfish al*loon fish , balloon fish al*loon fish (Zo[ o]l.) A fish of the genus {Diodon} (such as {Diodon holocanthus}) or the genus {Tetraodon}, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diodon holocanthus — noun similar to but smaller than porcupinefish • Syn: ↑balloonfish • Hypernyms: ↑spiny puffer • Member Holonyms: ↑Diodon, ↑genus Diodon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diodon hystrix — noun spines become erect when the body is inflated; worldwide in warm waters • Syn: ↑porcupinefish, ↑porcupine fish • Hypernyms: ↑spiny puffer • Member Holonyms: ↑Diodon, ↑genus Diodon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diodon — Di o*don, n. [Gr. di = di s twice + odoy s, odo ntos, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diodon — A genus of porcupine fishes related to balloon fish, globefish, and puffers. Although the common puffer is widely eaten as “sea squab” in the United States, many puffers, especially in the Pacific, are poisonous because of the presence of a… …   Medical dictionary

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Diodon (SS-349) — USS Diodon (SS 349), a Balao class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for diodon , the genus of the porcupine fishes. Diodon (SS 349) was launched 10 September 1945 by Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs. D.… …   Wikipedia

  • Charpentieria diodon — Taxobox name = Charpentieria diodon status = LR/nt | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Gastropoda ordo = Stylommatophora familia = Clausiliidae genus = Charpentieria species = C. diodon binomial = Charpentieria …   Wikipedia

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