from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of certain bony fishes, such as the sturgeon and the gar, that have armorlike scales consisting of bony plates covered with layers of dentine and enamel.
- n. A ganoid fish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of the Ganoidei, a taxonomic group of fishes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Ganoidei. -- n. One of the Ganoidei.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a smooth, shining surface, as if polished or enameled: specifically applied to those scales or plates of fishes which are generally of an angular form and composed of a bony or hard horny tissue overlaid with enamel. See cut under scale.
- Having ganoid scales or plates, as a fish; specifically, of or pertaining to the Ganoidei: as, a ganoid fauna.
- n. One of the Ganoidei; a fish of the order Ganoidei.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
From New Latin Ganoideī, subclass name, from Greek ganos, brightness, gladness, from ganusthai, to rejoice; see gāu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)