Definition of Spiny dogfish

1. Noun. Small bottom-dwelling dogfishes.




Definition of Spiny dogfish

1. Noun. Squalus acanthias, one of the best known of the dogfish which are members of the family Squalidae in the order Squaliformes ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiny Dogfish

spintronic
spintronics
spinula
spinulae
spinule
spinules
spinulose
spinward
spinworthy
spiny-finned fish
spiny-headed worm
spiny anteater
spiny anteaters
spiny dogfish (current term)
spiny lizard
spiny lobster
spiny lobsters
spiny oyster
spiny puffer
spiny softshell
spiny softshell turtle
spiny spider crab
spiny spider crabs
spiny talinum
spinyhead
spiodea
spionkopite
spiperone

Literary usage of Spiny dogfish

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1. First Lessons in Geology by Alpheus Spring Packard (1881)
"In order to give some, idea of the form of the Silurian sharks,. we have introduced a modern spiny dogfish (Spinax) which is .armed with a long spine over ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"... numbers from the latter part of June till November first, being most abundant soon after their appearance late in June," while spiny dogfish ..."

3. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"Either the spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) or the smooth dogfish (Mustelus canis) may be used for dissection. 2. The special sense organs include the ..."

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