ganoid

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1gan·oid

adjective \ˈga-ˌnid\

Definition of GANOID

:  of, having, or being fish scales consisting of bone and an outer shiny layer resembling enamel; also :  relating to or being fish with ganoid scales

Origin of GANOID

ultimately from Greek ganos brightness; akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice — more at joy
First Known Use: circa 1847

2ganoid

noun

Definition of GANOID

:  a fish (as a sturgeon or gar) with ganoid scales

First Known Use of GANOID

circa 1839

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