Definition of Killifish

1. Noun. Small mostly marine warm-water carp-like schooling fishes; used as bait or aquarium fishes or in mosquito control.




Definition of Killifish

1. n. Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus and allied genera. They live equally well in fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are usually striped or barred with black. Called also minnow, and brook fish. See Minnow.

Definition of Killifish

1. Noun. Any of a number of tiny fish in the ''Cyprinodontiformes'' order of ray-finned fish. ¹

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Medical Definition of Killifish

1. Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus and allied genera. They live equally well in fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are usually striped or barred with black. Synonym: minnow, and brook fish. Source: Websters Dictionary (21 Jun 2000)

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Literary usage of Killifish

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"first sight it might seem that these experiments proved conclusively that the ear of the killifish is, if not the only organ of hearing, at least the chief ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"killifish, one of a group of small fishes of the family ... The common killifish, mud-fish or mummichog ..."

3. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals ; for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1902)
"One of these is also known as " killifish." The killifish have a broad head covered with scales, and have well-developed teeth in the mouth. ..."

4. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"Knowing the value of killifish as destroyers of larvae, the problem of preventing the marshes ... A fresh-water fish of the same family as the killifish ..."

5. Elements of Zoology: To Accompany the Field and Laboratory Study of Animals by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1911)
"One of these is also known as " killifish." The killifish have a broad head covered with scales, and have well- developed teeth in the mouth. ..."

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