Definition of Lepisosteus osseus
1. Noun. Primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth.
Generic synonyms: Ganoid, Ganoid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus
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Literary usage of Lepisosteus osseus
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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). ..."