viviparous fish
Embiotocoid Em`bi*ot"o*coid, a. [NL. Embiotoca, the name of one genus + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Belonging to, or resembling, the {Embiotocid[ae]}. -- n. One of a family of fishes ({Embiotocid[ae]}) abundant on the coast of California, remarkable for being viviparous; -- also called {surf fish} and {viviparous fish}. See Illust. in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

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  • Viviparous fish — Viviparous Vi*vip a*rous, a. [L. viviparus; vivus alive + parere to bear, bring forth. Cf. {Viper}.] (Biol.) Producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Viviparous — Vi*vip a*rous, a. [L. viviparus; vivus alive + parere to bear, bring forth. Cf. {Viper}.] (Biol.) Producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead of seeds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Viviparous shell — Viviparous Vi*vip a*rous, a. [L. viviparus; vivus alive + parere to bear, bring forth. Cf. {Viper}.] (Biol.) Producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fish — are aquatic vertebrate animals that are typically ectothermic (previously cold blooded), covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. Fish are abundant in the sea and in fresh water, with species being …   Wikipedia

  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

  • Viviparous eelpout — Taxobox name = Viviparous eelpout status = secure image width = 220px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Zoarcidae genus = Zoarces species = Z. viviparus binomial = Zoarces viviparus binomial …   Wikipedia

  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

  • viviparous eelpout — noun A fish in the family Zoarcidae, Zoarces viviparus. Syn: viviparous blenny …   Wiktionary

  • viviparous blenny — noun A fish in the family Zoarcidae, Zoarces viviparus. Syn: viviparous eelpout …   Wiktionary

  • viviparous — adjective a) Being born alive, as are most mammals, some reptiles, and a few fish (as opposed to being laid as an egg and subsequently hatching, as do most birds and many other species). b) Arising from an embryo that develops from the outset… …   Wiktionary

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