Syngnathi Syng"na*thi, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. sy`n with + ? jaw.] (Zo["o]l.) A suborder of lophobranch fishes which have an elongated snout and lack the ventral and first dorsal fins. The pipefishes and sea horses are examples. -- {Syng"na*thous}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • syngnathous — syng·na·thous …   English syllables

  • syngnathous — ˈsiŋnəthəs adjective Etymology: in sense 1, from syn + gnathous; in sense 2, from New Latin Syngnathus + English ous 1. : having the jaws drawn out into a tubular snout 2. : of or relating to the Syngnathidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Syngnathidae — noun pipefishes • Syn: ↑family Syngnathidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Solenichthyes, ↑order Solenichthyes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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