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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ichthyology, the typical genus of Trichonotid√¶: so called from the long filamentous anterior dorsal ray of T. setigerus, the original species.
  • n. In entomology, a generic name which has been used for certain beetles and flies, but is in each case preoccupied in ichthyology.


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