Definition of Ganoid

1. Noun. Primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering.




Definition of Ganoid

1. a. Of or pertaining to Ganoidei. -- n. One of the Ganoidei.

Definition of Ganoid

1. Noun. (zoology) One of the Ganoidei, a taxonomic group of fishes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ganoid

1. a type of fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ganoid

1. Of or pertaining to Ganoidei. One of the Ganoidei. Ganoid scale, one kind of scales of the ganoid fishes, composed of an inner layer of bone, and an outer layer of shining enamel. They are often so arranged as to form a coat of mail. Origin: Gr. Brightness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ganoid

ganna
gannas
ganned
gannet
gannetry
gannets
gannin
ganning
gannister
gannisters
ganoblast
ganocephala
ganocephalous
ganof
ganofs
ganoid (current term)
ganoid fish
ganoidal
ganoidei
ganoidian
ganoidians
ganoids
ganoin
ganoine
ganoines
ganoins
ganomalite
ganophyllite
gans
gansey

Literary usage of Ganoid

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

1. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1879)
"On a New ganoid Fish from Queensland. By COUNT F. DE CASTELNAU. Plate 19 A. I have received from Mr. Staiger of the Brisbane Museum a drawing of a very ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"In Agassiz's system of classification, one of four orders into which the class of fishes was divided, it contained those which have ganoid scales or plates ..."

3. Habit and Intelligence: A Series of Essays on the Laws of Life and Mind by Joseph John Murphy (1879)
"But besides these, some families of the Teleostean sub-class have ganoid plates and scales; and yet they are shown by their anatomy to be true ..."

4. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"... are found rhomboid or ganoid scales (Fig. 895, B), in the form FIG. 895.—A, ctenoid scale ; B, ganoid scales. (After Gunther. ..."

5. Elements of Geology: Intended for the Use of Students by Samuel St. John (1854)
"Of the eighty ganoid species hitherto described, more than fifty belong exclusively to the ... The ganoid fishes are covered with angular scales of bone, ..."

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