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Related to bony fish: cartilaginous fish
Any of various fishes in the group Osteichthyes, having a bony rather than cartilaginous skeleton and including the lobe-finned fishes and the ray-finned fishes.
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(Animals) any fish of the class Osteichthyes, including most of the extant species, having a skeleton of bone rather than cartilage
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any fish of the class Osteichthyes, characterized by gill covers, an air bladder, and a skeleton composed chiefly of bone.
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|Noun||1.||bony fish - any fish of the class Osteichthyes |
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
class Osteichthyes, Osteichthyes - a class of fish having a skeleton composed of bone in addition to cartilage
crossopterygian, lobefin, lobe-finned fish - any fish of the order Crossopterygii; most known only in fossil form
lungfish - air-breathing fish having an elongated body and fleshy paired fins; certain species construct mucus-lined mud coverings in which to survive drought
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