Definition of Isospondyli

1. Noun. Most primitive teleost fishes; all are soft-finned: salmon; trout; herring; shad; sardines; anchovies; whitefish; smelts; tarpon.




Definition of Isospondyli

1. n. pl. An extensive order of fishes, including the salmons, herrings, and many allied forms.

Medical Definition of Isospondyli

1. An extensive order of fishes, including the salmons, herrings, and many allied forms. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. 'isos equal +, a vertebra. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Isospondyli

isoserum treatment
isosinglet
isosmotic
isosmotic solution
isosmotically
isosorbide
isosorbide dinitrate
isosorbides
isosparteine
isospecific
isospectral
isospectrality
isospin
isospins
isospondyli (current term)
isospondylous
isospora
isosporiasis
isosporic
isospories
isostacies
isostacy
isostasies
isostasy
isostatic
isostatically
isostaticity
isostatics

Literary usage of Isospondyli

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1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"isospondyli vertebral centra are feebly developed, and the dorsal fin short and posterior. In Leptolepis the anal is short and placed behind the dorsal. ..."

2. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Order isospondyli. The Clupeoid and Salmonoid Fishes. This order, which comprises some of the commonest and most valuable of our soft-rayed fishes, ..."

3. The Fishes of North Carolina by Hugh McCormick Smith (1907)
"Order isospondyli. The Clupeoid and Salmonoid Fishes. This order, which comprises some of the commonest and most valuable of our soft-rayed fishes, ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"There is no sharp line separating the isospondyli or Salmon- herring series from ... Myctophidae) hitherto attached to the isospondyli, these are placed by ..."

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