Definition of Serrasalmus

1. Noun. Piranhas.

Exact synonyms: Genus Serrasalmus
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Characidae, Family Characidae
Member holonyms: Caribe, Pirana, Piranha



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serrasalmus

Serkin
Serkland
Sermon on the Mount
Serowe
Serpasil
Serpens
Serpens Caput
Serpens Cauda
Serpentarius
Serpentes
Serpentine
Serra
Serranidae
Serranus
Serranus subligarius
Serrasalmus (current term)
Serrate
Serratia marcescens
Serratia marcescens nuclease
Serratula
Serratula tinctoria
Serres
Serres' angle
Serres' glands
Sertoli
Sertoli's cell
Sertoli's columns

Literary usage of Serrasalmus

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1. The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World: Being a by John George Wood (1883)
"... fish (Serrasalmus piraya). The teeth fish are flat, pointed, and double-edit Li like those of the shark — and. in' pirai is a veritable fresh-water ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1804)
"The S. rhombeus of L. forms a separate genus, serrasalmus, with the trivial name of rhomboides. It forms a connecting link between the salmon and the ..."

3. The Great Mountains and Forests of South America by Paul Fountain (1902)
"This piree, or devil-fish, is the Serrasalmus piraya. Other fish caught in the Purus were eels of very large size, and fish resembling barbel and dace and ..."

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