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1. Relating to or being a kind of fish scale that is hard and bony with a shiny surface composed of an enamel-like substance.
2. Having ganoid scales.
A fish having ganoid scales, such as a gar or sturgeon.
1. (Zoology) (of the scales of certain fishes) consisting of an inner bony layer and an outer layer of an enamel-like substance (ganoin)
2. (Zoology) denoting fishes, including the sturgeon and bowfin, having such scales
(Zoology) a ganoid fish
[C19: from French ganoïde, from Greek ganos brightness + -oid]
1. of or pertaining to a group of mostly extinct archaic fishes characterized by bony enamellike scales: living representatives include the bowfins, gars, and sturgeons.n.
2. a ganoid fish.
[1830–40; < French ganoïde < Greek gán(os) brightness + -oïde -oid]
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|Noun||1.||ganoid - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering|
Ganoidei, order Ganoidei - a group of mostly extinct primitive bony fishes characterized by armor-like bony scales
Amia calva, bowfin, dogfish, grindle - primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America
duckbill, paddlefish, Polyodon spathula - primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout
Chinese paddlefish, Psephurus gladis - fish of larger rivers of China similar to the Mississippi paddlefish
sturgeon - large primitive fishes valued for their flesh and roe; widely distributed in the North Temperate Zone