Opisthomi Op`is*tho"mi, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'o`pisqen behind + ? the shoulder.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of eellike fishes having the scapular arch attached to the vertebr[ae], but not connected with the skull. [1913 Webster]

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  • opisthomi — opis·tho·mi …   English syllables

  • opisthomi — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Synbranchiformes — Taxobox name = Synbranchiforms image caption = Monopterus albus image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Synbranchiformes subdivision ranks = Families subdivision = Synbranchidae Chaudhuriidae… …   Wikipedia

  • οπίσθωμοι — οι ζωολ. τάξη νεοπτερύγιων οστεοϊχθύων που περιλαμβάνει επιμήκη είδη τα οποία μοιάζουν με τα χέλια και απαντούν στα γλυκά νερά τής Αφρικής και τής νότιας Ασίας. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. opisthomi (< οπισθ[ο] * + ώμος)] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • spiny eel — noun : any of several strikingly colored eel shaped freshwater fishes (order Opisthomi) of Africa and the East Indies having a long slender snout and an anterior dorsal fin consisting of free spines …   Useful english dictionary

  • opisthomous — adjective see opisthomi …   Useful english dictionary

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