Definition of Plectognath fish

1. Noun. Tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plectognath Fish

plebs
plebvision
plec-tognathous
pleck
pleckstrin
pleco
pleconaril
plecopteran
plecopterans
plecos
plectasin
plectics
plectile
plectin
plectognath
plectognath fish (current term)
plectognathi
plectognaths
plectoneme
plectonemic
plectospondyli
plectospondylous
plectostele
plectosteles
plectostelic
plectra
plectranthus
plectre
plectres
plectridium

Literary usage of Plectognath fish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... for me to come forward. Thackeray, Newcomes, xliii. swell-fish (swel'fish), и. A plectognath fish, of any of the several genera ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1871)
"This spine may possibly be referable to a plectognath fish. It resembles the spine figured by Dixon (Geol. Sussex XXXII. ..."

3. Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group; Paleocene) of by Albert E. Sanders (1998)
"Therefore, O. meretrix generally still is accepted as a plectognath fish. Outside of South Carolina and Virginia, cf. O. meretrix has been reported from the ..."

4. Bulletin by Geological Survey of New Jersey (1911)
"... or possibly even a plectognath fish. He also adds it resembles the spine of Microdon nuchalis figured by Dixon. FIG. 89. ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... for me to come forward. Thackeray, Newcomes, xliii. swell-fish (swel'fish), и. A plectognath fish, of any of the several genera ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1871)
"This spine may possibly be referable to a plectognath fish. It resembles the spine figured by Dixon (Geol. Sussex XXXII. ..."

7. Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group; Paleocene) of by Albert E. Sanders (1998)
"Therefore, O. meretrix generally still is accepted as a plectognath fish. Outside of South Carolina and Virginia, cf. O. meretrix has been reported from the ..."

8. Bulletin by Geological Survey of New Jersey (1911)
"... or possibly even a plectognath fish. He also adds it resembles the spine of Microdon nuchalis figured by Dixon. FIG. 89. ..."

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