Malopterurus
Malopterurus Malopterurus prop. n. [NL., from Gr. malako`s soft + ptero`n wing + o'yra` tail.] (Zo["o]l.) A variant spelling of {Malapterurus}. [PJC]

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  • Malopterurus — noun electric catfish • Syn: ↑genus Malopterurus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Siluridae, ↑family Siluridae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malopterurus — Malapterurus Mal*ap te*ru rus (m[a^]l*[a^]p t[ e]*r[udd] r[u^]s), prop. n. [NL., from Gr. malako s soft + ptero n wing + o yra tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of African siluroid fishes, including the electric catfishes. See {Electric cat}, under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malopterurus electricus — prop. n. (Zool.) See {Malopterurus electricus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malopterurus electricus — noun freshwater catfish of the Nile and tropical central Africa having an electric organ • Syn: ↑electric catfish • Hypernyms: ↑silurid, ↑silurid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Malopterurus, ↑genus Malopterurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Malopterurus — noun electric catfish • Syn: ↑Malopterurus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Siluridae, ↑family Siluridae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • electric catfish — noun freshwater catfish of the Nile and tropical central Africa having an electric organ • Syn: ↑Malopterurus electricus • Hypernyms: ↑silurid, ↑silurid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Malopterurus, ↑genus Malopterurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Siluridae — noun Old World catfishes • Syn: ↑Siluridae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Siluriformes, ↑order Siluriformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Siluridae — noun Old World catfishes • Syn: ↑family Siluridae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Siluriformes, ↑order Siluriformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malapterurus — Mal*ap te*ru rus (m[a^]l*[a^]p t[ e]*r[udd] r[u^]s), prop. n. [NL., from Gr. malako s soft + ptero n wing + o yra tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of African siluroid fishes, including the electric catfishes. See {Electric cat}, under {Electric}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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