/ak'euhn thop'teuh rij"ee euhn/, adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the Acanthopterygii (Acanthopteri), the group of spiny-finned fishes, including the bass and perch.
2. an acanthopterygian fish.
[1825-35; < NL Acanthopterygi(i) (acantho- ACANTHO- + Gk pterýgi(on) small wing, fin + L -i masc. pl. ending) + -AN]

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