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Meaning of ACANTHOPTERYGIAN

Pronunciation:  `akun`thâptu'rijeeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
 

ACANTHOPTERYGIAN is a 16 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: spiny-finned fish
 
 Antonyms: malacopterygian, soft-finned fish
 
 See Also: Acanthopterygii, allmouth, angler, angler fish, anglerfish, anomalops, barracuda, batfish, boarfish, Capros aper, dory, dragonet, flashlight fish, flatfish, frogfish, goosefish, launce, Lophius Americanus, lotte, monkfish, Opsanus tau, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, Photoblepharon palpebratus, plectognath, plectognath fish, prickleback, remora, sand eel, sand lance, sand launce, sargassum fish, scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish, silverside, silversides, squirrelfish, stickleback, suckerfish, sucking fish, superorder Acanthopterygii, teleost, teleost fish, teleostan, toadfish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac`an*thop`ter*yg"i*an\, a. (Zo["o]l.)
Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the
perch. -- n. A spiny-finned fish.

 

 

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