from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ichthyology, a genus of selachostomous fishes, named by Lacépède in 1798, the type of the family Polyodontidæ, having many teeth crowded in bandlike masses during the youth of its members, these teeth being lost at maturity. P. spatula is an example. Also called
Spatularia. See cuts under paddle-fish.
- noun In conchology, a genus of pulmonate gastropods.
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- noun type genus of the Polyodontidae
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"The Paddle Fish is the spatularia of Shaw and polyodon of Lacepede.
"The Paddle Fish is the _spatularia_ of Shaw and _polyodon_ of Lacepede.