Definition of Electric catfish

1. Noun. Freshwater catfish of the Nile and tropical central Africa having an electric organ.

Exact synonyms: Malopterurus Electricus
Generic synonyms: Silurid, Silurid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Malopterurus, Malopterurus

Definition of Electric catfish

1. Noun. common name for the catfish (order ''Siluriformes'') family ''Malapteruridae''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electric Catfish

electric automobile
electric bath
electric battery
electric bell
electric bill
electric blanket
electric blankets
electric blue
electric burn
electric car
electric cardiac pacemaker
electric cars
electric cataract
electric catfish (current term)
electric cautery
electric cell
electric chair
electric chairs
electric charge
electric charges
electric chorea
electric circuit
electric circuits
electric clock
electric company
electric conductivity
electric cord
electric countershock

Literary usage of Electric catfish

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

1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"42—electric catfish, Torpedo eléctricas (Gmelin). Congo River. (After Boulenger.) onal prisms," upwards of 400 of them, at the base of the pectoral fins. ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... but is regarded by the native South Americans as having medicinal value. electric catfish. These shock-giving catfish compose the subfamily ..."

3. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"The early experiences of our own species with electricity may well have been by this means, as Egyptian tombs portray fishermen with the electric catfish of ..."

4. A Text-book of the Principles of Animal Histology by Ulric Dahlgren, William Allison Kepner (1908)
"... to a number of evaginated points in Gymnotus, the electric eel; to still fewer in Mor- myrus, and to one point in Malapterurus, the electric catfish. ..."

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