Definition of Ganoin

1. Noun. Shiny substance that resemble enamel and is secreted by the corium of certain fishes (especially ganoid fishes) and composes the outer layer of their scales.

Exact synonyms: Ganoine
Generic synonyms: Secretion



Definition of Ganoin

1. the outer hard layer on some fish scales [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ganoin

ganning
gannister
gannisters
ganoblast
ganocephala
ganocephalous
ganof
ganofs
ganoid
ganoid fish
ganoidal
ganoidei
ganoidian
ganoidians
ganoids
ganoin (current term)
ganoine
ganoines
ganoins
ganomalite
ganophyllite
gans
gansey
ganseys
ganted
gantelope
gantelopes
gantenerumab
ganterite
ganting

Literary usage of Ganoin

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

1. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The peripheral surface of the scale is coated by a layer of hard transparent laminated substance, ib. bl (' email,' Ag.; 'ganoin ..."

2. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The peripheral surface of the scale is coated by a layer of hard transparent laminated substance, ib. bl (' email,' Ag.; ' ganoin,'' Wilk.'a). ..."

3. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1898)
"l For the details of the various modes in which ganoin, true osseous tissue, ... In the Ctenoid and Cycloid fishes there is a superficial " ganoin " layer ..."

4. The Cyclopædia of Anatomy and Physiology. by Robert Bentley Todd (1859)
"... laminated layer, the ganoin (so called enamel or horny layer of authors), and a deeper, also laminated, frequently fibrous or osseous portion commonly ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"This ganoin has undergone little or no change. The scales yield slowly to hydrochloric acid. The original cartilaginous or fleshy parts have probably aided ..."

6. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"The outer surface is always covered with a thick layer of ganoin, which gives, ... The ganoin is no longer regarded as enamel, but the most FIG. 545. ..."

7. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"Cycloid and ctenoid scales are of similar structure to ganoid scales except that they have lost the ganoin covering and are thinner and less protective. ..."

8. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The peripheral surface of the scale is coated by a layer of hard transparent laminated substance, ib. bl (' email,' Ag.; 'ganoin ..."

9. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The peripheral surface of the scale is coated by a layer of hard transparent laminated substance, ib. bl (' email,' Ag.; ' ganoin,'' Wilk.'a). ..."

10. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1898)
"l For the details of the various modes in which ganoin, true osseous tissue, ... In the Ctenoid and Cycloid fishes there is a superficial " ganoin " layer ..."

11. The Cyclopædia of Anatomy and Physiology. by Robert Bentley Todd (1859)
"... laminated layer, the ganoin (so called enamel or horny layer of authors), and a deeper, also laminated, frequently fibrous or osseous portion commonly ..."

12. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"This ganoin has undergone little or no change. The scales yield slowly to hydrochloric acid. The original cartilaginous or fleshy parts have probably aided ..."

13. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"The outer surface is always covered with a thick layer of ganoin, which gives, ... The ganoin is no longer regarded as enamel, but the most FIG. 545. ..."

14. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"Cycloid and ctenoid scales are of similar structure to ganoid scales except that they have lost the ganoin covering and are thinner and less protective. ..."

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