Ganoid



[gan-oid] /ˈgæn ɔɪd/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the Ganoidei, a group of mostly extinct fishes characterized by hard, bony scales, the living species of which include the paddlefishes, sturgeons, and gars.
2.
(of the scale of a fish) having a smooth, shiny surface of or a similar substance.
noun
3.
a ganoid fish.
/ˈɡænɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(of the scales of certain fishes) consisting of an inner bony layer and an outer layer of an enamel-like substance (ganoin)
2.
denoting fishes, including the sturgeon and bowfin, having such scales
noun
3.
a ganoid fish

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