from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An order of ganoid fishes, including the modern gar pikes and many allied fossil forms. They have rhombic, ganoid scales, a heterocercal tail, paired fins without an axis, fulcra on the fins, and a bony skeleton, with the vertebr√¶ convex in front and concave behind, forming a ball and socket joint. See ganoidel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of fishes, of the subclass Ganoidea.


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