Pediculati

noun
anglers and batfishes; spiny-finned marine fishes having pectoral fins at the ends of armlike processes and a long movable spine on the dorsal fin to lure prey to the large mouth
Syn: ↑order Pediculati
Hypernyms: ↑animal order
Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygii, ↑superorder Acanthopterygii
Member Meronyms:

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\\ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈlād.ˌī\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from plural of pediculatus pediculate
: an order of highly specialized marine teleost fishes including the anglers and batfishes that have the ventral fins on the throat and the pectoral fins at the end of a process suggesting a wrist or arm and consisting of the elongated and modified hypercoracoid and hypocoracoid and that have the anterior portion of the dorsal fin modified into a movable structure which stands out from the protectively colored body as a lure attracting prey within reach of the very large mouth

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Pediculati — Pe*dic u*la ti, n. pl. [NL. See {Pedicle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of fishes including the anglers. See Illust. of {Angler} and {Batfish}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pediculāti — (Armflosser), Familie der Stachelflosser, s. Fische, S. 607 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pediculati — Pediculāti, s. Armflosser …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pediculati — Pediculati,   wissenschaftlicher Name der Armflosser.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pediculati — pe·dic·u·la·ti …   English syllables

  • order Pediculati — noun anglers and batfishes; spiny finned marine fishes having pectoral fins at the ends of armlike processes and a long movable spine on the dorsal fin to lure prey to the large mouth • Syn: ↑Pediculati • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Рукоперые — (Pediculati) небольшое семейство (около 12 видов) морских хищных рыб из подотряда колючеперых (Acanthopteri), характеризующееся обыкновенно плоским, голым или покрытым шипами телом, громадной головой с сильно выдающейся вперед нижней челюстью,… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • pediculate — I.  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ lə̇t, ˌlāt, usu d.+V adjective Etymology: New Latin pediculatus, from Latin pediculus footstalk + atus ate more at pedicle 1. : pedicellate 2. [New La …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antennariidae — noun frogfishes; tropical spiny finned marine fishes having large nearly vertical mouths; related to toadfishes and anglers • Syn: ↑family Antennariidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Pediculati, ↑order Pediculati …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lophiidae — noun large headed marine fishes comprising the anglers • Syn: ↑family Lophiidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Pediculati, ↑order Pediculati • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

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