Definition of Alopius

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Alopiidae; in some classifications considered a genus of the family Lamnidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Alopius
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Alopiidae, Family Alopiidae
Member holonyms: Alopius Vulpinus, Fox Shark, Thrasher, Thresher, Thresher Shark



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alopius

Alocasia macrorrhiza
Aloe ferox
Aloe vera
Aloeaceae
Alogian
Alogians
Aloha State
Alois Senefelder
Alonso
Alonzo
Alopecurus
Alopecurus pratensis
Alopex
Alopex lagopus
Alopiidae
Alopius
Alopius vulpinus
Alor Setar
Alora
Alosa
Alosa alosa
Alosa chrysocloris
Alosa pseudoharengus
Alosa sapidissima
Alost
Aloys Senefelder
Aloysius
Alp protease
Alpen
Alpena

Literary usage of Alopius

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1. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by George Robert Gray (1856)
"Exot. ii. t. 104. of D. Lep. p. 18. 190. d. Brazil. Presented by Lady East. a—c. Brazil. Presented by Lord Stuart de Rothsay. 231. PAPILIO alopius. ..."

2. Good Reading about Many Books Mostly by Their Authors (1898)
"They knew that for a mile out the water was too shallow for him to get away from them. Behind, the five sharks swept in swift pursuit ; ahead of all alopius ..."

3. The Story of the Fishes by James Newton Baskett (1899)
"Fox-shark or thresher (alopius vulpes). fox-shark (Fig. 48) is called the thresher, because it is said to thresh its enemies with its tail. ..."

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