Origin of ganoidFrench ganoïde from Classical Greek ganos, brightness (prob. from Indo-European base an unverified form g?u-, to rejoice from source Classical Latin gaudium, joy) + -eid?s, -oid
- Relating to or being a kind of fish scale that is hard and bony with a shiny surface composed of an enamel-like substance.
- Having ganoid scales.
Origin of ganoidFrom 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 ; see gāu- in Indo-European roots.