cartilaginous fish


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cartilaginous fish

n.
Any of various fishes of the class Chondrichthyes, having a skeleton consisting mainly of cartilage rather than bone, and including the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras.

cartilaginous fish

n
(Animals) any fish of the class Chondrichthyes, including the sharks, skates, and rays, having a skeleton composed entirely of cartilage

cartilag′inous fish`


n.
any of various fishes of the class Chondrichthyes, including the sharks, skates, and rays, having a skeleton composed mainly of cartilage.
[1760–70]

car·ti·lag·i·nous fish

(kär′tl-ăj′ə-nəs)
A fish whose skeleton is made mainly of cartilage. Sharks, rays, and skates are cartilaginous fishes. Compare bony fish, jawless fish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cartilaginous fish - fishes in which the skeleton may be calcified but not ossified
Chondrichthyes, class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes
holocephalan, holocephalian - fish with high compressed head and a body tapering off into a long tail
elasmobranch, selachian - any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates
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"
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