Definition of Dogfish

1. Noun. Primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America.

Exact synonyms: Amia Calva, Bowfin, Grindle
Generic synonyms: Ganoid, Ganoid Fish
Group relationships: Amia, Genus Amia

2. Noun. Any of several small sharks.
Generic synonyms: Shark
Specialized synonyms: Smooth Dogfish, Spiny Dogfish

Definition of Dogfish

1. n. A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc.

Definition of Dogfish

1. Noun. Any of various small sharks, especially those from the families Scyliorhinidae, Dalatiidae and Squalidae. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) The bowfin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dogfish

1. a small shark [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Dogfish

1. 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc. The European spotted dogfishes (Scyllium catudus, and S. Canicula) are very abundant; the American smooth, or blue dogfish is Mustelus canis; the common picked, or horned dogfish (Squalus acanthias) abundant on both sides of the Atlantic. 2. The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin. 3. The burbot of Lake Erie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Dogfish

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1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"THE dogfish SHARK — SQUALUS ACANTHIAS The common dogfish shark (Fig. 358) is abundant in the waters off the coast of New England and northern Europe. Fio. ..."

2. A Course in Vertebrate Zoölogy: A Guide to the Dissection and Comparative by Henry Sherring Pratt (1905)
"THE dogfish Several species of dogfish are common along ... For purposes of dissection, however, any species of dogfish will do as well as either of these. ..."

3. A History of the Fishes of the British Islands by Jonathan Couch (1868)
"The Black-mouthed or Eyed dogfish is better known in the Mediterranean than with us. It is mentioned by Risso and ..."

4. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"... brain if we now consider the shape and arrangement of the various parts of a simple brain like that of the dogfish. THE BRAIN OF THE dogfish—S ..."

5. The Morphology of the Skull by William Kitchen Parker, George Thomas Bettany (1877)
"THE SKULLS OF THE dogfish AND THE SKATE. 38. THE eggs? of Elasmobranch fishes, of which the principal are known as Sharks and Rays, when deposited, ..."

6. Lessons in elementary biology by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1905)
"1 LESSON XXIX THE dogfish THE animals studied in the three previous Lessons ... We have now to consider, in the dogfish, an animal belonging to the great ..."

7. Behavior: An Introduction to Comparative Psychology by John Broadus Watson (1914)
"Sheldon's experiments upon the smooth dogfish.—The " common chemical sense " in amphibia.—Summary. I. SMELL Olfactory reactions in mammals.1—Behavior can ..."

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