from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plural proper n. A suborder of fishes of which Ostracion is the type.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A sub order of plectognath fishes, represented only by the ostracionts or trunk-fishes, having the body covered with a solid coat of mail, no spinous dorsal fin, and teeth in the jaws. It contains only the family Ostraciontid√¶, thus contrasted with the Sclerodermi and the Gymnodontes. See cut under cow-fish.
  • Same as Ostracophori, but in that sense preoccupied.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extinct group of armored jawless vertebrates; taxonomy is not clear


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