Definition of Family Osmeridae

1. Noun. Smelts.

Exact synonyms: Osmeridae
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Isospondyli, Order Isospondyli
Member holonyms: Smelt, Genus Osmerus, Osmerus, Genus Mallotus, Mallotus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Osmeridae

family Onagraceae
family Oniscidae
family Ophidiidae
family Ophiodontidae
family Ophioglossaceae
family Opisthocomidae
family Opisthognathidae
family Orchestiidae
family Orchidaceae
family Orectolobidae
family Oriolidae
family Ornithorhynchidae
family Orobanchaceae
family Orycteropodidae
family Oscillatoriaceae
family Osmeridae (current term)
family Osmundaceae
family Ostraciidae
family Ostraciontidae
family Ostreidae
family Otariidae
family Otididae
family Oxalidaceae
family Oxyuridae
family Paeoniaceae
family Paguridae
family Palaemonidae
family Palinuridae
family Palmaceae
family Palmae

Literary usage of Family Osmeridae

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

1. New English Canaan Text & Notes by Jack Dempsey (2001)
"... my household see Bio Chs. 5-8 282 Smelts various species of the family Osmeridae, both salt and fresh water varieties found in the Arctic. ..."

2. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"During the 1976/ 1977 winter, fish, primarily of the family osmeridae, were the most important prey, followed by euphausiids of the genus Thysanoessa, ..."

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