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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A group including the greater part of fresh-water fishes, and many marine ones, having the ventral fins under the abdomen behind the pectorals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A name introduced into the ichthyological system of Linnæus, and variously applied:
  • A section of the coleopterous family Carabidæ, proposed by Latreille for beetles with the abdomen enlarged in proportion to the thorax.

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