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 (sĭl′vər-sīd′) also sil·ver·sides (-sīdz′)
Any of various chiefly marine fishes of the order Atheriniformes, characteristically having a broad silvery band along each side and including the grunion.
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(ˈsɪl vərˌsaɪdz)

n., pl. -sides.
any small fish of the worldwide family Atherinidae, having a silvery sheen, as Menidia menidia.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silversides - small fishes having a silver stripe along each sidesilversides - small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
Atherinidae, family Atherinidae - small spiny-finned fishes of both salt and fresh water
Atherinopsis californiensis, jacksmelt - a relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length)
2.silversides - the common North American shinersilversides - the common North American shiner  
shiner - any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis
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USS Silversides Submarine Museum, 1346 Bluff St., Muskegon
Silversides, M.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues examined cardiac outcomes during pregnancy among pregnant women with heart disease and assessed temporal trends in complications.
Cross-amplification of microsatellites from the Atherinopsidae Odontesthes perugiae and Odontesthes argentinensis to Chilean silversides of the genus Odontesthes and Basilichthys.
Among the families he describes are lampreys, sturgeons, catfish, pikes, smelts, salmon and trouts, freshwater cods, silversides, sticklebacks, seabasses, perches, and flounders.
The use of otolith growth rings to age young Atlantic silversides, Menidia menidia.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 08, 2016 --( 2 lucky Sturgeon fishing guests were hoping for a 8 foot Fraser river White Sturgeon when they boarded one of Silversides Fishing Adventures jet boats on the morning of August 5th, 2016.
Crappie and other panfish are suckers for small beadhead white flies that look like the brook silversides minnows that are all over the lake.
Perhaps, there could be another environmental influence that is more important than zooplankton food-supply limitation, which plays an important role on silversides and whitefish time-series dynamics.
Author James Scott chose three diesel fleet boats (Silversides, Drum, and Tang) and their crews to narrate his eloquently crafted tale of the significance of America's submarine force in cutting off vital supply lines and strangling Japan.