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1. A silvery freshwater fish (Hiodon tergisus) of central and eastern North America, having large round eyes.
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1. (Animals) any of several North American large-eyed freshwater clupeoid fishes of the family Hiodontidae, esp Hiodon tergisus. See also goldeye
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for moon blindness2
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n., pl. -eyes.
a large-eyed silvery freshwater fish, Hiodon tergisus.
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Noun1.mooneye - recurrent eye inflammation in horses; sometimes resulting in blindness
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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References in periodicals archive ?
(Teleostei, Hiodontidae), from the Middle Eocene Klondike Mountain Formation near Republic, Washington: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.
Abstract.--New geographic records are documented for 16 taxa of fishes within nine families (Anguillidae, Atherinopsidae, Catostomidae, Centrarchidae, Cyprinidae, Fundulidae, Hiodontidae, Icturalidae, Percidae) from 20 counties of the southern portion of Arkansas.
Representatives of each of the four osteoglossiform extant families sensu Hilton (2003) are included in the cladistic analysis: Hiodon (Hiodontidae), Pantodon (Osteoglossidae), Xenomystus (Notopteridae) and Mormyrus (Mormyridae).