/gan"oyd/, adj.
1. of or pertaining 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 ganoin or a similar substance.
3. a ganoid fish.
[1830-40; < F ganoïde < Gk gán(os) brightness + -oïde -OID]

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  • Ganoid — Ga noid, a. [Gr. ? brightness + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to Ganoidei. n. One of the Ganoidei. [1913 Webster] {Ganoid scale} (Zo[ o]l.), one kind of scales of the ganoid fishes, composed of an inner layer of bone, and an outer layer of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ganoid — GANOÍD, ganoizi, s.m. (La pl.) Ordin de peşti cu scheletul parţial cartilaginos, cu pielea fără solzi sau acoperită de discuri osoase, cu coada împărţită în două părţi inegale; (şi la sg.) peşte din acest ordin. – Din fr. ganoïde. Trimis de gall …   Dicționar Român

  • ganoid — [gan′oid΄] adj. [Fr ganoïde < Gr ganos, brightness (prob. < IE base * gāu , to rejoice > L gaudium, JOY) + eidēs, OID] of or having growing scales with a hard glossy surface of many layers of enamel, as in many extinct and some living… …   English World dictionary

  • ganoid — I. adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek ganos brightness; akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice more at joy Date: circa 1847 of, having, or being fish scales consisting of bone and an outer shiny layer resembling enamel; also relating to or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ganoid — adj. & n. adj. 1 (of fish scales) enamelled; smooth and bright. 2 having ganoid scales. n. a fish having ganoid scales. Etymology: F ganoiumlde f. Gk ganos brightness …   Useful english dictionary

  • ganoid — gan•oid [[t]ˈgæn ɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) ich of or pertaining to a group of mostly extinct archaic fishes characterized by bony enamellike scales: living representatives include the bowfins, gars, and sturgeons 2) pal ich a ganoid fish • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • ganoid — /ˈgænɔɪd/ (say ganoyd) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Ganoidei, a group of fishes, many of which have hard, smooth scales, as the sturgeons, etc. 2. (of fish scales) having a smooth, shining surface. –noun 3. a ganoid fish. {Greek… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ganoíd — s. m., pl. ganoízi …   Romanian orthography

  • ganoid — m IV, DB. a, Ms. ganoidoidzie; lm M. y zool. ganoidy «Ganoidei, grupa ryb o wydłużonym ciele pokrytym tarczkami kostnymi i szkielecie prawie całkowicie skostniałym, obejmująca liczne wymarłe gatunki i kilka żyjących obecnie w wodach słodkich… …   Słownik języka polskiego

  • ganoid — adj. of or pertaining to fishes with thick bony scales and a shiny covering; of hard smooth and bright fish scales; having hard smooth and shiny scales (of scale of fish) n. fish with thick bony scales and a shiny covering …   English contemporary dictionary

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