Definition of Lepisosteus osseus

1. Noun. Primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth.

Exact synonyms: Billfish, Gar, Garfish, Garpike
Generic synonyms: Ganoid, Ganoid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lepisosteus Osseus

Lepidothamnus fonkii
Lepidothamnus laxifolius
Lepiota americana
Lepiota cepaestipes
Lepiota clypeolaria
Lepiota morgani
Lepiota naucina
Lepiota procera
Lepiota rhacodes
Lepiota rubrotincta
Lepisma saccharina
Lepisosteus osseus (current term)
Lepista irina
Lepomis gibbosus
Lepomis macrochirus
Lepomis punctatus
Lepore haemoglobin
Leptarrhena pyrolifolia
Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Literary usage of Lepisosteus osseus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Gar Pikes. Characters of the genus are shown above. One species inhabits North Carolina waters. (Lepisosteus, bony-scaled.) 28. Lepisosteus osseus ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1855)
"When portions of the kidney of the garfish (Lepisosteus osseus) were carefully viewed under the microscope, numerous tubuli ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1909)
"Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus). Long-nosed gar. Rare. " Occasionally taken from the north end of the lake. Not as numerous as they used to be" (Meek). ..."

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