ALL meanings of acanthopterygian

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  • adjective acanthopterygian of, relating to, or belonging to the Acanthopterygii, a large group of teleost fishes having spiny fin rays. The group includes most saltwater bony fishes 3
  • noun acanthopterygian any fish belonging to the Acanthopterygii 3
  • noun acanthopterygian any percoid fishes, as the basses or perches 3
  • noun acanthopterygian (zoology) Any fish of the superorder Acanthopterygii.(First attested in the mid 19th century.)Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. 1
  • adjective acanthopterygian belonging or pertaining to the Acanthopterygii (Acanthopteri), the group of spiny-finned fishes, including the bass and perch. 1
  • noun acanthopterygian an acanthopterygian fish. 1
  • adjective acanthopterygian (zoology) Similar to an acanthopterygian. 0
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