from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an order of elongate fishes with pelvic fins and girdle absent or reduced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Cuvier's classification of fishes, the only recognized family of Malacopterygii apodes, including fishes with an elongated form, a thick and soft skin, few bones, no cæca, and in most cases a swim-bladder which is often of singular shape. It has been disintegrated into many families, and even different orders.
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- n. elongate fishes with pelvic fins and girdle absent or reduced
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