genus Photoblepharon

noun
a genus of fish in the family Anomalopidae
Syn: ↑Photoblepharon
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Anomalopidae, ↑family Anomalopidae

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  • Photoblepharon — noun a genus of fish in the family Anomalopidae • Syn: ↑genus Photoblepharon • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Anomalopidae, ↑family Anomalopidae …   Useful english 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

  • Anomalopidae — noun a family of fish including: flashlight fishes • Syn: ↑family Anomalopidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Berycomorphi, ↑order Berycomorphi • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Anomalopidae — noun a family of fish including: flashlight fishes • Syn: ↑Anomalopidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Berycomorphi, ↑order Berycomorphi • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • atheriniform — ▪ fish Introduction       any member of the order Atheriniformes, containing 15 families of marine and freshwater spiny finned fishes (spiny finned fish), including the flying fishes (flying fish) (see ), needlefishes (needlefish), silversides,… …   Universalium

  • flashlight fish — any of several fishes, esp. Photoblepharon palpebratus, inhabiting deep, dark waters and having light organs that can be closed with a lid. [1970 75] * * * also called  lantern eye fish        any of three species of fishes in the family… …   Universalium

  • flashlight fish — noun 1. fish of deep dark waters having a light organ below each eye • Syn: ↑Photoblepharon palpebratus • Hypernyms: ↑spiny finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian 2. fish having a luminous organ beneath eye; of warm waters of the western Pacific and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bioluminescence — bioluminescent, adj. /buy oh looh meuh nes euhns/, n. the production of light by living organisms. [1915 20; BIO + LUMINESCENCE] * * * Emission of light by an organism or biochemical system (e.g., the glow of bacteria on decaying meat or fish,… …   Universalium

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