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(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Pediculati, a large order of teleost fishes containing the anglers
(Animals) any fish belonging to the order Pediculati
[C19: from Latin pedīculus little foot; see pedicel]
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pe•dic•u•late(pəˈdɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)
1. of or pertaining to the Lophiiformes (Pediculati), an order of marine fishes characterized by armlike pectoral fins and a dorsal spine modified into a lure.n.
2. a pediculate fish.
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