Definition of Lungfish

1. Noun. Air-breathing fish having an elongated body and fleshy paired fins; certain species construct mucus-lined mud coverings in which to survive drought.

Generic synonyms: Bony Fish
Group relationships: Dipnoi, Subclass Dipnoi
Specialized synonyms: Ceratodus



Definition of Lungfish

1. n. Any fish belonging to the Dipnoi; -- so called because they have both lungs and gills.

Definition of Lungfish

1. Noun. air-breathing fish, of the class ''Dipnoi'', that have four limblike appendages instead of fins ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lungfish

1. a type of fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Lungfish

1. Any fish belonging to the Dipnoi; so called because they have both lungs and gills. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lungfish

lungans
lunge
lunge line
lunged
lungedness
lungee
lungees
lungeing
lungeing cavesson
lungeing rein
lungeing reins
lungen
lunger
lungers
lunges
lungfish (current term)
lungfishes
lungful
lungfuls
lungi
lungie
lungies
lunging
lungis
lungless
lungless salamander
lunglessness
lunglike
lungo
lungoor

Literary usage of Lungfish

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1. Short Story and Other Short Stories by Corey Mesler (2006)
"He likes the name, emboldened and larger-fonted: lungfish Melody. ... lungfish Melody, what could be worse? Everyone is stranger, his life is out there on ..."

2. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"The most formidable and remarkable fish of the Devonian, as far as appearance and size is concerned, were related to the rare lungfish of to-day, ..."

3. The Meaning of Evolution by Samuel Christian Schmucker (1913)
"The swim-bladder which we have just described in other fishes is, with this lungfish, peculiarly spongy in its walls, presenting a large surface full of ..."

4. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"From the occurrence of masses of leaves in its stomach it is evident that the Australian lungfish crops the AUSTRALIAN lungfish. (One-seventh natural size. ..."

5. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1868)
"These remains, together with the lungfish tooth plate, must be interpreted as ... Recently, many papers on the histology of lungfish tooth plates have been ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"lungfish, a fish of the group Dipnoi (qv), few existing species of which remain. These are mostly sluggish fishes of tropical fresh waters, ..."

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