Ganoid Definition

gănoid
adjective
Of or having growing scales with a hard glossy surface of many layers of enamel, as in many extinct and some living fishes.
Webster's New World
Having ganoid scales.
American Heritage
noun
A fish having such scales, as the sturgeons, gars, and paddlefishes.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
ganoid fish

Other Word Forms of Ganoid

Noun

Singular:
ganoid
Plural:
ganoids

Origin of Ganoid

  • From New Latin Ganoideī former subclass name from Greek ganos brightness, gladness (in reference to the shiny scales of the fish included in the subclass) from ganusthai to rejoice gāu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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