Fanlike Fan"like`, a. Resembling a fan; -- specifically (Bot.), folded up like a fan, as certain leaves; plicate.

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  • fanlike — adjective resembling a fan • Similar to: ↑wide, ↑broad * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : resembling a fan or the action of a fan a fanlike motion 2. : folded up like a closed fan …   Useful english dictionary

  • fanlike — adjective see fan I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fanlike — adjective Resembling a fan (hand held cooling device) …   Wiktionary

  • sea fan — any of certain anthozoans, esp. Gorgonia flabellum, of the West Indies, in which the colony assumes a fanlike form. [1625 35] * * * Any of about 500 coral species (genus Gorgonia) especially abundant in shallow waters along the Atlantic coasts of …   Universalium

  • perciform — ▪ fish order Introduction       any member of the order Perciformes, a group of bony fishes with more than 6,000 species placed in about 150 families. The order is the largest group of fishes in the world today. Perciform fishes occur in… …   Universalium

  • sea fan — noun corals having a treelike or fan shaped horny skeleton • Hypernyms: ↑gorgonian, ↑gorgonian coral * * * noun : a gorgonian that branches in a fanlike form; especially : a gorgonian (Gorgonia flabellum) of Florida and the West Indies * * * any… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tailfan — [tāl′fan΄] n. the fanlike structure at the rear of a crayfish or lobster, used for swimming backward * * * tail fan n. The fanlike posterior structure of a lobster, shrimp, or other crustacean, formed from the telson and the last pair of uropods… …   Universalium

  • castor-oil plant — /kas teuhr oyl , kah steuhr / a tall plant, Ricinus communis, of the spurge family, cultivated for its ornamental foliage and having poisonous seeds that are the source of castor oil. Also called castor bean. [1835 45] * * * Large plant (Ricinus… …   Universalium

  • orthopteran — /awr thop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. orthopterous. n. 2. an orthopterous insect. [1895 1900; < NL Orthopter(a) (see ORTHOPTERON) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction   broadly, any member of one of four insect orders. Orthopteran has come to be regarded… …   Universalium

  • sculpin — /skul pin/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) sculpin, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) sculpins. 1. any small, freshwater fish of the genus Cottus, of the family Cottidae, having a large head with one or more spines on each side;… …   Universalium

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