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electric ray

n.
Any of various marine cartilaginous fishes of the order Torpediniformes, having a flattened, rounded body and a pair of organs used to produce an electric discharge for stunning prey. Also called torpedo.
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electric ray

n
(Animals) any ray of the order Torpediniformes, of tropical and temperate seas, having a flat rounded body with an electric organ in each of the fins, close to the head
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elec′tric ray′


n.
any ray of the family Torpedinidae, capable of emitting strong electric discharges.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.electric ray - any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric dischargeselectric ray - any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges
ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
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