globefishes
Diodon Di"o*don, n. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or water, and, hence, are called {globefishes}, {swellfishes}, etc. Called also {porcupine fishes}, and {sea hedgehogs}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of whales. [1913 Webster]


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  • globefishes — marmuriniai dygliapilviai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Chelonodon angl. blaasops; blowfishes; globefishes; toads rus. мраморные иглобрюхи ryšiai: platesnis terminas – keturdantės pūsliažuvės… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • globefishes — rutulžuvės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Contusus angl. globefishes rus. контусы ryšiai: platesnis terminas – keturdantės pūsliažuvės siauresnis terminas – dygioji rutulžuvė …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • globefishes — balionžuvės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Ephippion angl. globefishes rus. эфиппионы ryšiai: platesnis terminas – keturdantės pūsliažuvės siauresnis terminas – balionžuvė …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • globefishes — n. any species of fish which inflates its extended body with water until it is spherical (as a form of self defense); sea urchin, blowfish, puffer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tet|ro|do|tox|in — «TEHT roh duh TOK suhn», noun. a potent nerve poison produced by certain globefishes and newts: »Tetrodotoxin…is a remarkably potent and specific inhibitor of the membrane mechanisms responsible for changes in sodium permeability during the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diodon — Di o*don, n. [Gr. di = di s twice + odoy s, odo ntos, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Globefish — Globe fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A plectognath fish of the genera {Diodon}, {Tetrodon}, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also {porcupine fish}, and {sea hedgehog}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plectognathi — Plec*to gna*thi, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? twisted (fr. ? to plait, twist) + ? jaw.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of fishes generally having the maxillary bone united with the premaxillary, and the articular united with the dentary. [1913 Webster] Note: The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porcupine fish — Globefish Globe fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A plectognath fish of the genera {Diodon}, {Tetrodon}, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also {porcupine fish}, and {sea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porcupine fishes — Diodon Di o*don, n. [Gr. di = di s twice + odoy s, odo ntos, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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