Noun Acanthopterygian Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acanthopterygian

Pronunciation:

/ˌakənˌθɒptəˈrɪdʒɪən/

Definition:
1.

adjective

Belonging to the class (or subclass) Acanthopterygii of ray-finned fishes; designating or relating to these fishes.

    noun

    A fish of the class (or subclass) Acanthopterygii.
      ((n.) A spiny-finned fish.)


      Origin:
      Mid 19th century. From acantho- + -pterygian, after scientific Latin Acanthopterygii Acanthopterygii.

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