Malacopterygii
Malacopterygii Mal`a*cop`te*ryg"i*i, prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. malako`s soft + pte`ryx wing, fin, fr. ptero`n feather.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of fishes in which the fin rays, except the anterior ray of the pectoral and dorsal fins, are closely jointed, and not spiny. It includes the carp, pike, salmon, shad, etc. Called also {Malacopteri}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Malacopterygĭi — Malacopterygĭi, Fische mit stumpfen Flossenstrahlen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Malacopterygĭi — (Anacanthini, Weichflosser), Unterordnung der Knochenfische, s. Fische, S. 607 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Malacopterygii — noun an extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous rays • Syn: ↑superorder Malacopterygii • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Teleostei, ↑subclass Teleostei …   Useful english dictionary

  • malacopterygii — mal·a·cop·te·ryg·ii …   English syllables

  • superorder Malacopterygii — noun an extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous rays • Syn: ↑Malacopterygii • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Teleostei, ↑subclass Teleostei • Me …   Useful english dictionary

  • malacopterygian — noun any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii • Syn: ↑soft finned fish • Ant: ↑spiny finned fish (for: ↑soft finned fish) • Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Siluriformes — noun an order of fish belonging to the superorder Malacopterygii including catfishes • Syn: ↑Siluriformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Malacopterygii, ↑superorder Malacopterygii • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Siluriformes — noun an order of fish belonging to the superorder Malacopterygii including catfishes • Syn: ↑order Siluriformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Malacopterygii, ↑superorder Malacopterygii …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-finned fish — noun any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii • Syn: ↑malacopterygian • Ant: ↑spiny finned fish • Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑teleost, ↑teleostan • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anacanthini — noun at least partially equivalent to the order Gadiformes in some classifications • Syn: ↑order Anacanthini • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Malacopterygii, ↑superorder Malacopterygii …   Useful english dictionary

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