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1. A silvery freshwater fish (Hiodon tergisus) of central and eastern North America, having large round eyes.


1. (Animals) any of several North American large-eyed freshwater clupeoid fishes of the family Hiodontidae, esp Hiodon tergisus. See also goldeye
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for moon blindness2



n., pl. -eyes.
a large-eyed silvery freshwater fish, Hiodon tergisus.
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Noun1.mooneye - recurrent eye inflammation in horses; sometimes resulting in blindness
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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Seasonal parasitic infections in mooneye, Hiodon tergisus (LeSueur), from the Assiniboine River.
In the current study, we assessed diet metrics of age-0 (those individuals born within the last year) freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens [Rafinesque]) and goldeye and mooneye (Hiodon alosoides [Rafinesque], Hiodon tergisus [Lesueur]) to determine trophic responses by fishes to creation of chute shallow-water habitats on the lower Missouri River.
Other findings include new records and range extension for rarely collected species such as the mooneye (Hiodon tergisus), bluehead shiner (Pteronotropis hubbsi), mud darter (Etheostoma asprigene), swamp darter (Etheostoma fusiforme), and the undescribed Ouachita darter (Percina sp.).
In the Iranian capital of Tehran, it was reported that an unprecedented ceremony took place on Sunday in which a price was put on the heads of the top ranking Israeli security officials as revenge for the assassination of Hizbullah arch terrorist Imad Mooneye last month.