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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Those fishes which have a chain of osselets between the air-bladder and the brain, including the characinoid, eventognath, gymnotoid, and nematognath types.

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  • n. in some classifications considered a superorder comprising the Cypriniformes and the Siluriformes


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