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- n. In ichthyology, the typical genus of Trichonotidæ: so called from the long filamentous anterior dorsal ray of T. setigerus, the original species. The body is long and subcylindrical, with cycloid scales of moderate size; the eyes look upward; the teeth are in villiform bands on the jaws; the long dorsal fin is spineless; the anal is also long; the ventrals are jugular, with one spine and five rays; and the caudal vertebræ are very numerous.
- n. In entomology, a generic name which has been used for certain beetles and flies, but is in each case preoccupied in ichthyology.
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