anacanthous
lacking dorsal fin spines. Opposite of phalacanthous

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Anacanthous — An a*can thous, a. Spineless, as certain fishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anacanthous — /an euh kan theuhs/, adj. Bot. having no spines or thorns. [ < Gk anákanthos thornless. See AN 1, ACANTHOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anacanthous — an·acan·thous …   English syllables

  • anacanthous — adjective see anacanthini * * * /an euh kan theuhs/, adj. Bot. having no spines or thorns. [ < Gk anákanthos thornless. See AN 1, ACANTHOUS] …   Useful english dictionary

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