Plectognathi
Plectognathi Plec*to"gna*thi, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? twisted (fr. ? to plait, twist) + ? jaw.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of fishes generally having the maxillary bone united with the premaxillary, and the articular united with the dentary. [1913 Webster]

Note: The upper jaw is immovably joined to the skull; the ventral fins are rudimentary or wanting; and the body is covered with bony plates, spines, or small rough ossicles, like shagreen. The order includes the diodons, filefishes, globefishes, and trunkfishes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Plectognathi — (Haftkiefer), Unterordnung der Knochenfische, s. Fische, S. 607 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Plectognathi — noun boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers • Syn: ↑order Plectognathi, ↑order Tetraodontiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygii, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plectognathi — Kugelfischverwandte Weißflecken Feilenfisch (Cantherhines macrocerus) Systematik Reihe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • plectognathi — plec·tog·na·thi …   English syllables

  • order Plectognathi — noun boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers • Syn: ↑Plectognathi, ↑order Tetraodontiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygii, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Balistidae — noun triggerfishes • Syn: ↑family Balistidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Plectognathi, ↑order Plectognathi, ↑order Tetraodontiformes …   Useful english dictionary

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