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  • 1Electric ray — Electric E*lec tric ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]k), Electrical E*lec tric*al ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber, a mixed metal, Gr. h lektron; akin to hle ktwr the beaming sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. [ e]lectrique. The name came… …

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  • 2Electric ray — Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow tailed species,… …

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  • 3electric ray — n any of various round bodied short tailed rays (family Torpedinidae) of warm seas that have a pair of specialized tracts of tissue in which electricity is generated …

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  • 4electric ray — n. any of an order (Torpediniformes) of cartilaginous fishes with special organs that can produce strong electrical discharges used to paralyze or stun its enemies or prey …

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  • 5Electric ray — Taxobox name = Electric rays image width = 240px image caption = Torpedo fuscomaculata regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis = Elasmobranchii superordo = Batoidea ordo = Torpediniformes subdivision ranks =… …

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  • 6electric ray — any ray of the family Torpedinidae, capable of emitting strong electric discharges. [1765 75] * * * Any of the aquatic rays (families Torpedinidae, Narkidae, and Temeridae) that produce an electrical shock. They are found worldwide in warm and… …

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  • 7electric ray — noun any sluggish bottom dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges • Syn: ↑crampfish, ↑numbfish, ↑torpedo • Hypernyms: ↑ray • Member …

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  • 8electric ray — elec′tric ray′ n. ich any ray of the family Torpedinidae, capable of emitting strong electric discharges • Etymology: 1765–75 …

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  • 9electric ray — /əˌlɛktrɪk ˈreɪ/ (say uh.lektrik ray) noun a ray of the family Torpedinidae which possesses a peculiar organ enabling it to stun its prey with electric shock …

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  • 10electric ray — noun a sluggish bottom dwelling marine ray that can produce an electric shock for the capture of prey and for defence. [Torpedo and other genera: many species.] …

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  • 11electric ray — noun Date: 1774 any of various round bodied short tailed rays (family Torpedinidae) of warm seas with a pair of electric organs …

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  • 12electric ray — noun Any of the groupof rays of the order , which can produce an electric discharge …

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  • 13electric ray — (Zoology) fish that has electric organs and is able to give electrical shock from its organs and enlarged pectoral (lives in tropical or temperate seas), crampfish, numbfish, electrical fish, torpedo …

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  • 14Marbled electric ray — Not to be confused with Torpedo sinuspersici, also known as the marbled electric ray. Marbled electric ray …

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  • 15Oval electric ray — Conservation status Data Deficient …

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  • 16Giant electric ray — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes …

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  • 17Lesser electric ray — Conservation status …

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  • 18Bullseye electric ray — Conservation status Vulnerable&#1 …

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  • 19Blind electric ray — Taxobox | name = Blind electric ray status = DD | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = unknown regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis = Elasmobranchii ordo = Torpediniformes familia = Narcinidae genus = Typhlonarke… …

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  • 20Pacific electric ray — Taxobox | name = Pacific electric ray status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 240px image caption = In the Channel Islands National Park, California regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis =… …

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