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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suborder of existing ganoid fishes having numerous fins along the back. The bichir, or Polypterus, is the type. See Illust. under crossopterygian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A suborder of ganoid fishes, represented by the Polypterid√¶ and some related families.


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