Definition of Atherine

1. n. A small marine fish of the family Atherinidæ, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species (Atherina presbyter) is used as food. The American species (Menidia notata) is called silversides and sand smelt. See Silversides.



Definition of Atherine

1. a fish resembling the grey mullet [n -S]

Medical Definition of Atherine

1. A small marine fish of the family Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species (Atherina presbyter) is used as food. The American species (Menidia notata) is called silversides and sand smelt. See Silversides. Origin: NL. Atherina, fr. Gr. A kind of smelt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atherine

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atheneum
atheneums
athenium
atheological
atheology
atheophobe
atheophobes
atheophobia
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atheoretical
atheosis
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atherine (current term)
atherines
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athero-
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atheroembolism
atherogeneses

Literary usage of Atherine

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1. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"Both Smelt and atherine will take a bait cut from their own brethren or any small bit of brightly shining fish ; but no bait is more killing than a bit of ..."

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