bony fish
menhaden men*ha"den, n. (Zo["o]l.) An American marine fish ({Brevoortia tyrannus}) of the Herring family ({Clupeidae}), chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; -- called also {mossbunker}, {bony fish}, {chebog}, {pogy}, {hardhead}, {whitefish}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bony fish — Bony Bon y, a. 1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones. [1913 Webster] 2. Having large or prominent bones. [1913 Webster] {Bony fish} (Zo[ o]l.), the menhaden. {Bony pike} (Zo[ o]l.), the gar pike ({Lepidosteus}).… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bony fish — n. any of a class (Osteichthyes) of fishes with an air bladder, covered gills, and a bony inner skeleton …   English World dictionary

  • bony fish — any fish of the class Osteichthyes, characterized by gill covers, an air bladder, and a skeleton composed of bone in addition to cartilage. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * Any member of the vertebrate class Osteichthyes, including the great majority of… …   Universalium

  • bony fish — noun Date: 1691 any of a major taxon (class Osteichthyes or superclass Teleostomi) comprising fishes (as sturgeons, eels, mackerels, and sunfish) with a bony rather than a cartilaginous skeleton called also teleost compare cartilaginous fish,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bony fish — noun any fish of the class Osteichthyes • Hypernyms: ↑fish • Hyponyms: ↑crossopterygian, ↑lobefin, ↑lobe finned fish, ↑lungfish, ↑teleost fish, ↑teleost, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bony fish — bon′y fish n. ich any fish of the class Osteichthyes, characterized by gill covers, an air bladder, and a skeleton composed chiefly of bone …   From formal English to slang

  • bony fish — noun fish of the class Osteichthyes …   Wiktionary

  • bony fish — noun a fish of a large class distinguished by a skeleton of bone, and comprising the majority of modern fishes. [Class Osteichthyes.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • List of prehistoric bony fish — This List of prehistoric bony fish is an attempt to create a comprehensive listing of all genera from the fossil record that have ever been considered to be bony fish (class osteichthyes), excluding purely vernacular terms. The list includes all… …   Wikipedia

  • African bony fish — afrikinis tarpūnas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Elops lacerta angl. African bony fish; African tenpounder rus. африканская большеглазая сельдь; африканский элопс ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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