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- n. Any member of the Catostomidae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or characteristic of the Catostomidæ.
- n. A fish of the family Catostomidæ. Also catastomid.
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- n. a cypriniform fish of the family Catostomidae
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The earliest definite fossil cypriniforms (cyprinid and catostomid) are of Eocene age from China, but very few cyprinid fossils have been found in deposits earlier than Miocene.