Definition of Osmerus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Osmeridae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Osmerus
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Osmeridae, Osmeridae
Member holonyms: Osmerus Mordax, Rainbow Smelt, European Smelt, Osmerus Eperlanus, Sparling



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osmerus

Osler
Osler's disease
Osler's sign
Osler-Vaquez disease
Osler node
Osler nodes
Oslo
Osloite
Osloites
Osman I
Osmanli
Osmanlis
Osmanthus
Osmanthus americanus
Osmeridae
Osmerus (current term)
Osmerus eperlanus
Osmerus mordax
Osmitrol
Osmond
Osmund
Osmunda cinnamonea
Osmunda clatonia
Osmunda regalis
Osmundaceae
Osmussaar
Osrhoene
Osroene
Osrohene
Ossete

Literary usage of Osmerus

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

1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1866)
"Osmerus, Cuv. Reyne Anim. Body covered with scales of moderate size. ... Osmerus no. 1, Artedi, Gen. p. 10; Synon. p. 21, and Spec. p. 45 f. 4; May, p. 66. ..."

2. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1855)
"Acad. Nat. Sc. Philad. Vlf, Aug. 1854, 155. Osmerus ... Plate LXXV, fig. 5, represents Osmerus pretiosus, size of life. List of specimens. ..."

3. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"ON THE OVIDUCTS OF Osmerus ; WITH REMARKS ON THE RELATIONS OF THE TELEO- STEAN WITH THE GANOID FISHES. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the ..."

4. Bass, Pike, Perch and Others by James Alexander Henshall (1903)
"THE SMELT (Osmerus mordax) The smelts were formerly classed with the salmon family, but are now placed in a separate one, ..."

5. Bass, Pike, Perch and Other Game Fishes of America by James Alexander Henshall (1919)
"THE SMELT (Osmerus mordax) The smelts were formerly classed with the salmon family, but are now placed in a separate one, ..."

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