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Related to silurid: Silurus glanis, Siluroid

si·lu·rid

 (sĭ-lo͝or′ĭd, sī-)
adj.
n.
Any of various freshwater catfishes of the family Siluridae of Eurasia, typically having a long anal fin.

[From New Latin Silūridae, family name, from Latin silūrus, a large freshwater fish, from Greek silouros, sheatfish; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]

si·lu′rid adj.

silurid

(saɪˈlʊərɪd)
n
(Animals) any freshwater teleost fish of the Eurasian family Siluridae, including catfish, such as Silurus glanis (European catfish), that have an elongated body, naked skin, and a long anal fin
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Siluridae
[C19: from Latin silūrus, from Greek silouros a river fish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silurid - Old World freshwater catfishes having naked skin and a long anal fin more or less merged with the eellike caudal fin
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
family Siluridae, Siluridae - Old World catfishes
European catfish, sheatfish, Silurus glanis - large elongated catfish of central and eastern Europe
electric catfish, Malopterurus electricus - freshwater catfish of the Nile and tropical central Africa having an electric organ
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