Definition of Acanthopterygian

1. Noun. A teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays.




Definition of Acanthopterygian

1. a. Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch.

Definition of Acanthopterygian

1. Noun. (context: zoology) Any fish of the superorder Acanthopterygii ¹

2. Adjective. (context: zoology) Similar to a acanthopterygian. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Acanthopterygian

1. Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch. A spiny-finned fish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acanthopterygian

acanthoid
acantholyses
acantholysis
acantholytic
acanthoma
acanthoma adenoides cysticum
acanthoma fissuratum
acanthomatous
acanthophorous
acanthopodia
acanthopodina
acanthopodious
acanthopodium
acanthopteri
acanthopterous
acanthopterygian (current term)
acanthopterygians
acanthopterygii
acanthopterygious
acanthor
acanthorrhexis
acanthoses
acanthosis
acanthosis nigricans
acanthotic
acanthous
acanthrocyte
acanthrocytosis
acanths
acanthus

Literary usage of Acanthopterygian

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"... specialization in a direction toward the acanthopterygian type had supervened. To call such bones scapula and coracoid is to inculcate a most misleading ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"... Catalogue of the acanthopterygian Fishes, &c., vol. ii. p. 342. ... Trichiurus G√ľnther, Catalogue of the acanthopterygian Fishes, &c., vol. ii. p. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1837)
"... the remaining species of that genus inhabit the tropical, Pacific, and Indian oceans. The preceding acanthopterygian families, with the addition of the ..."

4. On the Genesis of Species by St. George Jackson Mivart (1871)
"9 See his Catalogue of acanthopterygian Fishes in the British Museum, vol. iii., p. 540. 3 Proc. Zool. Soc., 1867, p. 102, and Ann. Mag. of Nat. Hist. ..."

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