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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Greek Christian theologian and founder of Arianism, a doctrine that led to his condemnation as a heretic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of marine catfishes, giving name to the subfamily Ariinœ: synonymous with Galeichthys (which see). See cut under Ariinœ.
  • noun A Latin termination frequent in zoölogical and botanical terms: sometimes used unchanged in English.

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  • noun a Greek who was a Christian theologian active in Alexandria and who was declared a heretic for his doctrines about God (which came to be known as Arianism) (256?-336)
  • noun type genus of the Ariidae: sea catfishes

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