Etheostomoid
Etheostomoid E`the*os"to*moid, a. [NL. etheostoma name of a genus + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to, or like, the genus {Etheostoma}. -- n. Any fish of the genus {Etheostoma} and related genera, allied to the perches; -- also called {darter}. The etheostomoids are small and often bright-colored fishes inhabiting the fresh waters of North America. About seventy species are known, including the rare {snail darter} ({Percina tanasi}), 3 inches long, found only in the Tennessee River and classified as a {threatened species}. See {Darter}. [1913 Webster]

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  • etheostomoid — ethe·os·to·moid …   English syllables

  • etheostomoid — I. |ēthē|ästəˌmȯid, |eth adjective Etymology: New Latin Etheostoma, genus of fishes (from etheo from Greek ēthein to sift, strain + stoma) + English oid more at ethmoid : of or relating to the darters II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • darter — Etheostomoid E the*os to*moid, a. [NL. etheostoma name of a genus + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pertaining to, or like, the genus {Etheostoma}. n. Any fish of the genus {Etheostoma} and related genera, allied to the perches; also called {darter}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Percina tanasi — Etheostomoid E the*os to*moid, a. [NL. etheostoma name of a genus + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pertaining to, or like, the genus {Etheostoma}. n. Any fish of the genus {Etheostoma} and related genera, allied to the perches; also called {darter}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snail darter — Etheostomoid E the*os to*moid, a. [NL. etheostoma name of a genus + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pertaining to, or like, the genus {Etheostoma}. n. Any fish of the genus {Etheostoma} and related genera, allied to the perches; also called {darter}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Darter — Dart er, n. 1. One who darts, or who throw darts; that which darts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The snakebird, a water bird of the genus {Plotus}; so called because it darts out its long, snakelike neck at its prey. See {Snakebird}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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