Definition of Oncorhynchus

1. Noun. Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon.




Medical Definition of Oncorhynchus

1. A genus of the family salmonidae (salmons and trouts). They are named for their hooked (onco) nose (rhynchus). They are usually anadromous and occasionally inhabit freshwater. They can be found in north pacific coastal areas from japan to california and adjacent parts of the arctic ocean. Salmon and trout are popular game and food fish. Various species figure heavily in genetic, metabolism, and hormone research. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oncorhynchus

oncometric
oncometry
oncomice
oncoming
oncomings
oncomir
oncomirs
oncomodulin
oncomouse
oncoplastic carcinoma
oncoprotein
oncoproteins
oncoretroviral
oncoretrovirus
oncoretroviruses
oncorhynchus (current term)
oncorhynchus keta
oncorhynchus kisutch
oncorhynchus mykiss
oncornavirus
oncornaviruses
oncosis
oncosphere
oncosphere embryo
oncost
oncostatin
oncostatin M
oncostatins
oncosts
oncosuppressive

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