Definition of Trunkfish

1. Noun. Any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates.

Exact synonyms: Boxfish
Generic synonyms: Plectognath, Plectognath Fish
Group relationships: Family Ostraciidae, Family Ostraciontidae, Ostraciidae
Specialized synonyms: Cowfish, Lactophrys Quadricornis



Definition of Trunkfish

1. n. Any one of several species of plectognath fishes, belonging to the genus Ostracion, or the family Ostraciontidæ, having an angular body covered with a rigid integument consisting of bony scales. Some of the species are called also coffer fish, and boxfish.

Definition of Trunkfish

1. Noun. boxfish ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trunkfish

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Medical Definition of Trunkfish

1. Any one of several species of plectognath fishes, belonging to the genus Ostracion, or the family Ostraciontidae, having an angular body covered with a rigid integument consisting of bony scales. Some of the species are Synonym: coffer fish, and boxfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trunkfish

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trunk of atrioventricular bundle
trunk of corpus callosum
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trunkfish (current term)
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trunks of brachial plexus
trunnel

Literary usage of Trunkfish

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1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"In this group, the body is enveloped in a bony box, made of six-sided scutes connected by sutures, leaving only ^: • FIG. 518. — Honied trunkfish, Cowfish ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao by Lynne M. Sullivan (2006)
"Friendly spotted trunkfish approach divers in shallow water hoping for a treat. Deep-water fish include horse-eye jacks, bar jacks, and buck-toothed wrasses ..."

3. Adventure Guide to St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines by Cindy Kilgorie Brown, Alan Moore (2003)
"Giving us sharp reminders that we aren't to touch anything in this underwater world are the triggerfish, trunkfish and porcupine fish. ..."

4. The Wilder Quarter-century Book: A Collection of Original Papers Dedicated (1893)
"... the lowest number, 14, existing in the short inflexible body of the trunkfish,J in which the vertebral joints are movable only in the base of the tail. ..."

5. The Story of the Fishes by James Newton Baskett (1899)
"trunkfish, three-quarter vicw, below at the right. entirely bony outside. In ordinary scaly fishes the head also may be scaly, but it is often naked and ..."

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