Definition of Cartilaginous fish

1. Noun. Fishes in which the skeleton may be calcified but not ossified.

Exact synonyms: Chondrichthian
Group relationships: Chondrichthyes, Class Chondrichthyes
Specialized synonyms: Holocephalan, Holocephalian, Elasmobranch, Selachian
Generic synonyms: Fish

Definition of Cartilaginous fish

1. Noun. Members of taxonomic class ''Chondrichthyes'' which have skeletons made of cartilage rather than bone. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cartilaginous Fish

cartilages of larynx
cartilages of nose
cartilagines alares minores
cartilagines laryngis
cartilagines nasales accessoriae
cartilagines nasi
cartilagines tracheales
cartilaginous fish (current term)
cartilaginous neurocranium
cartilaginous part of auditory tube
cartilaginous part of external acoustic meatus
cartilaginous part of skeletal system
cartilaginous septum
cartilaginous structure
cartilaginous tissue
cartilaginous tube
cartilago alaris major
cartilago articularis
cartilago arytenoidea

Literary usage of Cartilaginous fish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Westminster Review by John Chapman, Charles William Wason (1828)
"in cartilaginous fish they generally form a single mass, the figure of which is commonly ... Whenever they exist, both in osseous and cartilaginous fish, ..."

2. A Guide to the Exhibition Galleries of the British Museum by British Museum (1879)
"... but recently discovered living in Queensland ; the cartilaginous fish, such as the Sharks and Rays ; the Torpedo or Numb-fish, which defend themselves ..."

3. The Old Red Sandstone, Or, New Walks in an Old Field: To which is Appended a by Hugh Miller (1892)
"... the skull of the cartilaginous fish, on the contrary, consists of but a single piece, without joint or suture. There is another marked distinction. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1904)
"cartilaginous spinal column, which from its magnitude had evidently been a part of a large cartilaginous fish, possibly, according to Professor Collett, ..."

5. Reports on the Progress of Zoology and Botany, 1841, 1842 by Ray Society, Heinrich Friedrich Link (1845)
"cartilaginous fish with fixed branchiae; leading to Mammalia. 2. ... Cartilaginous fish breathing by a series of cells. The author calls the first division ..."

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