Definition of Silurus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Siluridae: catfishes.

Exact synonyms: Genus Silurus
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Siluridae, Siluridae
Member holonyms: European Catfish, Sheatfish, Silurus Glanis



Definition of Silurus

1. n. A genus of large malacopterygious fishes of the order Siluroidei. They inhabit the inland waters of Europe and Asia.

Medical Definition of Silurus

1. A genus of large malacopterygious fishes of the order Siluroidei. They inhabit the inland waters of Europe and Asia. Origin: L. See Silure. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silurus

silty
silumin
silure
silurian
silurid
silurid fish
siluridan
siluridans
silurids
siluriform fish
silurist
silurists
siluroid
siluroidei
siluroids
silurus (current term)
silva
silvae
silvan
silvanite
silvans
silvas
silvate
silvates
silvatic
silver
silver-ammoniacal silver stain
silver-bell tree
silver-bush
silver-fork deformity

Literary usage of Silurus

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1. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1829)
"The head of the silurus is broad and flat, the mouth, which is very large, is furnished ... The silurus has a voracious appetite, it seeks during the night, ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1830)
"salamander is so striking; and yet, he says, that he does not doubt but that the fossil is a silurus, and that the head and fins are distinguishable in the ..."

3. Elements of natural philosophy by Golding Bird (1839)
"The others, including the gymnotus, tetraodon, silurus, ... The torpedo, gymnotus, and silurus have been submitted to very careful investigation: the first, ..."

4. Biologisches Zentralblatt by Isidor Rosenthal (1892)
"Die Verbreitung von silurus glanis L. in den stehenden Gewässern der europäischen Alpenkette. Von Dr. Othmar Emil Imhof. Die Fischfauna der Binnengewässer ..."

5. Field Sports of the North of Europe: A Narrative of Angling, Hunting, and by Llewelyn Lloyd (1885)
"The Sly silurus—One of the largest of Fresh Water Fishes— ... The silurus, which is not altogether dissimilar in appearance to the burbot, ..."

6. Elements of Natural Philosophy: Being an Experimental Introduction to the by Golding Bird (1848)
"The others, including the gymnotus, tetraodon, silurus, ... The torpedo, gymnotus, and silurus have been submitted to very careful investigation: the first, ..."

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