Ostraciont \Os*tra"ci*ont\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A fish of the genus {Ostracion} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

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  • ostraciont — oˈstraciont, a. (n.) Ichth. [erron. f. Ostracion, after words in odont from ns. in odon.] Of or pertaining to the genus Ostracion. b. n. A member of the family Ostraciontidæ, of which Ostracion is the typical genus. In Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • ostracion — äˈstrās(h)ēˌän noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin Ostraciont , Ostracion, irregular from Greek ostrakion small shell, diminutive of ostrakon shell : a genus of boxfishes that is the type of the family Ostraciontidae, is now restricted… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ostraciontidae —  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈäntəˌdē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Ostraciont , Ostracion, type genus + idae : a family of marine fishes (order Plectognathi) comprising the boxfishes …   Useful english dictionary

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