Xenopterygii Xe*nop`te*ryg"i*i, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. xe`nos strange + ?, dim. of ? a wing.] (Zo["o]l.) A suborder of fishes including {Gobiesox} and allied genera. These fishes have soft-rayed fins, and a ventral sucker supported in front by the pectoral fins. They are destitute of scales. [1913 Webster]

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  • xenopterygii — xe·nop·te·ryg·ii …   English syllables

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  • ξενοπτερύγιοι — οι ζωολ. τάξη τελεόστεων ιχθύων τών εύκρατων και τροπικών θαλασσών που μοιάζουν με τους γωβιούς γιατί φέρουν μυζητήρες δίσκους προσκόλλησης, αλλ. γωβιεσοχόμορφοι. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. xenopterygii < ξένος + πτερύγιον] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • Gobiesocidae — noun clingfishes • Syn: ↑family Gobiesocidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Perciformes, ↑order Perciformes, ↑Percomorphi, ↑order Percomorphi …   Useful english dictionary

  • xenopteri — zə̇ˈnäptəˌrī Etymology: New Latin, from xen + Greek pteron wing more at feather synonym of xenopterygii …   Useful english dictionary

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