Definition of Ganoidei

1. Noun. A group of mostly extinct primitive bony fishes characterized by armor-like bony scales.




Definition of Ganoidei

1. n. pl. One of the subclasses of fishes. They have an arterial cone and bulb, spiral intestinal valve, and the optic nerves united by a chiasma. Many of the species are covered with bony plates, or with ganoid scales; others have cycloid scales.

Medical Definition of Ganoidei

1. One of the subclasses of fishes. They have an arterial cone and bulb, spiral intestinal valve, and the optic nerves united by a chiasma. Many of the species are covered with bony plates, or with ganoid scales; others have cycloid scales. They were numerous, and some of them of large size, in early geological periods; but they are represented by comparatively few living species, most of which inhabit fresh waters, as the bowfin, gar pike, bichir, Ceratodus, paddle fish, and sturgeon. Origin: NL. See Ganoid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ganoidei

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

Literary usage of Ganoidei

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1. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1885)
"ganoidei'. IT is only within quite recent times that any investigations have been made on the embryology of this heterogeneous, but primitive group of ..."

2. Palaeontology Or A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their by Richard Owen (1861)
"ganoidei. Char.— Endo-skeleton in some osseous, in some cartilaginous, in some partly osseous and partly cartilaginous; exo- skeleton formed by enamelled ..."

3. Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government by Johannes Justus Rein (1884)
"... it is often caught of a length of i \ metres, and over i metre broad. VII. ORDER. ganoidei. Of the two families of this tribe, only that of the sturgeon ..."

4. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"not known to be represented by any fossil forms, therefore, for consideration the orders of the (Bony Fishes), ganoidei ..."

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