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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An order of fresh-water fishes inhabiting tropical Africa. They have rudimentary electrical organs on each side of the tail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ichthyology, an order of physostomous fishes with a precoracoid arch, no coronoid or symplectic bone, the pterotic annular and including a cavity closed by a special bone, parietals distinct, and vertebræ simple.

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