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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Acipenserinae — ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons, having the body armed with bony scales, and the mouth on the under side of the head.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons, having the body armed with bony scales, and the mouth on the under side of the head. See sturgeon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Acipenseridæ, including all the ordinary sturgeons (and with the shovel-nosed sturgeons, Scaphirhynchops, the only other genus, composing the family), characterized by the flattened tapering snout, a spiracle over each eye, and 5 distinct rows of bony plates.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Acipenseridae: sturgeons
From Latin acipēnser ("sturgeon"). (Wiktionary)