Definition of Boxfish

1. Noun. Any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates.

Exact synonyms: Trunkfish
Generic synonyms: Plectognath, Plectognath Fish
Group relationships: Family Ostraciidae, Family Ostraciontidae, Ostraciidae
Specialized synonyms: Cowfish, Lactophrys Quadricornis



Definition of Boxfish

1. n. The trunkfish.

Definition of Boxfish

1. Noun. Any of the family Ostraciidae of squared, bony fish, closely related to the pufferfish and filefish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boxfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Boxfish

1. The trunkfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boxfish

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boxfish (current term)
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Literary usage of Boxfish

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1. Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group, Paleocene) of by Albert E. Sanders (1998)
"AS Johnson, Columbia. 293 pp. TYLER, JC 1975. A new species of boxfish from the Eocene of ... A new genus and species of boxfish ..."

2. Final Report by New Jersey Geological Survey (1890)
"Hairy boxfish. Brownish above, ashy below; spines golden; dark oblong spots on sides and above; body cuboid; skin spiny or bristly. ..."

3. Report of the Librarian of the State Library of Massachusetts by State Library of Massachusetts (1894)
"[3] — On the making of gelatin casts. By JW Scollick. ntp [Wash., 1893]. 8°. (2) p. (Proceedings, no. 926.) [3] — On the occurrence of the spiny boxfish, ..."

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