Polypteroidei

Po`lyp`te`roi´de`i


n. pl.1.(Zool.) A suborder of existing ganoid fishes having numerous fins along the back. The bichir, or Polypterus, is the type. See Illust. under Crossopterygian.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.