from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A name given by the Romans to men wearing the cataphract; specifically, a body of troops introduced into the Roman army itself in the fourth century a. d., and forming at a later time perhaps the most formidable part of the Byzantine armies.
- [capitalized] [NL.] In Müller's and Günther's systems of classification: A family of acanthopterygian fishes, having a bony stay for the angle of the preoperculum, which is armed, and the body completely cuirassed by bony-keeled plates or scales. The fourth group of Triglidæ, with the body completely cuirassed by bony-keeled plates or scales, and having pyloric appendages in small or moderate number.
- [capitalized] [NL.] A family of plectognathous fishes: same as Ostraciontidæ.
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