Definition of Toxotes

1. Noun. Type genus of the Toxotidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Toxotes
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Toxotidae, Toxotidae
Member holonyms: Archerfish, Toxotes Jaculatrix



Definition of Toxotes

1. n. A genus of fishes comprising the archer fishes. See Archer fish.

Definition of Toxotes

1. Proper noun. Another name for Sagittarius the archer. ¹

2. Noun. A genus of fishes comprising the archerfishes. ¹

3. Noun. A Greek archer armed with a short Greek bow and a short sword. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Toxotes

1. A genus of fishes comprising the archer fishes. See Archer fish. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. An archer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toxotes

toxophilies
toxophilite
toxophilites
toxophily
toxophore
toxophoric
toxophorous
toxoplasma
toxoplasmas
toxoplasmic
toxoplasmoses
toxoplasmosis
toxopyrimidine
toxotes (current term)
toxæmia
toxæmic
toxæmiæ
toy
toy-boy
toy Manchester
toy Manchester terrier
toy box
toy boy
toy boys
toy business
toy chest
toy dog
toy dogs

Literary usage of Toxotes

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1. 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 (1834)
"toxotes, Cuv. Have the body short and compressed; the dorsal on the latter half ... The known species (toxotes jaculator, Cuv.), La- brus jaculator, Shaw, ..."

2. Guide to the Gallery of Fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British by William George Ridewood (1908)
"The statement, however, has probably arisen from a confusion between this fish and the Archer-fish, toxotes jaculator (506, \Vall- FIG. 70. ..."

3. Stories from heathen mythology and Greek history by John Mason Neale (1847)
"At this moment one of the skives of Charon entered the room. " What is itj Sosias ?" demanded his master. " A toxotes (policeman) from the Polemarchs has a ..."

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