Cycloidei
Cycloidei Cy*cloi"de*i (s?-kloi"d?-?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ky`klos circle + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of fishes, formerly proposed by Agassiz, for those with thin, smooth scales, destitute of marginal spines, as the herring and salmon. The group is now regarded as artificial. [1913 Webster]

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  • cycloidei — cy·cloi·dei …   English syllables

  • cycloidei — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cycloid — Cy cloid, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Cycloidei. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cycloid — Cy cloid, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Cycloidei. [1913 Webster] {Cycloid scale} (Zo[ o]l.), a fish scale which is thin and shows concentric lines of growth, without serrations on the margin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cycloid scale — Cycloid Cy cloid, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Cycloidei. [1913 Webster] {Cycloid scale} (Zo[ o]l.), a fish scale which is thin and shows concentric lines of growth, without serrations on the margin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cycloidian — adjective or noun see cycloidei * * * cycloidˈian noun A fish with cycloid scales • • • Main Entry: ↑cycle …   Useful english dictionary

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