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

  • noun Any of various marine cartilaginous fishes of the order Torpediniformes, having a flattened, rounded body and a pair of organs used to produce an electric discharge for stunning prey.

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  • noun Any of the group of rays of the order Torpedodiniformes, which can produce an electric discharge.

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  • noun any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges


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