Definition of Plectognathi

1. Noun. Boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers.




Definition of Plectognathi

1. n. pl. An order of fishes generally having the maxillary bone united with the premaxillary, and the articular united with the dentary.

Medical Definition of Plectognathi

1. An order of fishes generally having the maxillary bone united with the premaxillary, and the articular united with the dentary. The upper jaw is immovably joined to the skull; the ventral fins are rudimentary or wanting; and the body is covered with bony plates, spines, or small rough ossicles, like shagreen. The order includes the diodons, filefishes, globefishes, and trunkfishes. Origin: NL, from Gr. Twisted (fr. To plait, twist) + jaw. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plectognathi

plebvision
plec-tognathous
pleck
pleckstrin
pleco
pleconaril
plecopteran
plecopterans
plecos
plectasin
plectics
plectile
plectin
plectognath
plectognath fish
plectognathi (current term)
plectognaths
plectoneme
plectonemic
plectospondyli
plectospondylous
plectostele
plectosteles
plectostelic
plectra
plectranthus
plectre
plectres
plectridium
plectron

Literary usage of Plectognathi

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

1. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"CHAPTER XXIV SERIES plectognathi HE ... forming together the series or suborder of plectognathi. ... The plectognathi (nAe/cró?, woven together; ..."

2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"CHAPTER XXXIX SERIES plectognathi HE ... forming together the series or suborder of plectognathi. As the members of this group differ from one another more ..."

3. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1882)
"ANALYSIS OF FAMILIES OF plectognathi. a. Jaws with distinct teeth. b. Ventral fins obsolete. c. Teeth narrow; body with an immovable carapace of hexagonal ..."

4. Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government by Johann Justus Rein (1884)
"... best-known representatives of this peculiar unimportant group of sea dwellers, occur in Japanese waters in some six species. VI. ORDER. plectognathi. ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"plectognathi. We have now passed from the preceding five orders of bony or fibrous fishes, with free and complete jaws, to the sixth, ..."

6. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"CHAPTER XXIV SERIES plectognathi HE ... forming together the series or suborder of plectognathi. ... The plectognathi (nAe/cró?, woven together; ..."

7. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"CHAPTER XXXIX SERIES plectognathi HE ... forming together the series or suborder of plectognathi. As the members of this group differ from one another more ..."

8. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1882)
"ANALYSIS OF FAMILIES OF plectognathi. a. Jaws with distinct teeth. b. Ventral fins obsolete. c. Teeth narrow; body with an immovable carapace of hexagonal ..."

9. Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government by Johann Justus Rein (1884)
"... best-known representatives of this peculiar unimportant group of sea dwellers, occur in Japanese waters in some six species. VI. ORDER. plectognathi. ..."

10. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"plectognathi. We have now passed from the preceding five orders of bony or fibrous fishes, with free and complete jaws, to the sixth, ..."

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