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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gigantic extinct teleost fish of the family Ichthyodectidæ, characterized by a single row of strong conical teeth of variable size fixed in sockets in both jaws, an ossified sclerotic in the orbit, movable articulation of palatine and ethmoid, three suborbital plates, and a large well-developed operculum.

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