Acanthopterygian meaning

akənthäptərijēən
Any of the percoid fishes, as the basses or perches.
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(zoology) Any fish of the superorder Acanthopterygii.[First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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(zoology) Similar to a acanthopterygian.[First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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Origin of acanthopterygian

  • From New Latin, from acanthus (“thorn”), (from Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos)) + Ancient Greek πτερυγίων (pterugion) diminutive of πτέρυξ (pterux, “wing, fin”), from πτερόν (pteron, “feather, wing”).

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