from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A suborder of existing ganoid fishes having numerous fins along the back. The bichir, or Polypterus, is the type. See Illust. under crossopterygian.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A suborder of ganoid fishes, represented by the Polypteridæ and some related families.
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