Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

ganoid

play
adjective gan·oid \ˈga-ˌnȯid\

Definition of ganoid

  1. :  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 and Etymology of ganoid

ultimately from Greek ganos brightness; akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice — more at joy


First Known Use: circa 1847


2

ganoid

noun gan·oid

Definition of ganoid

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




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ganoid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

mysterious, holy, or spiritual

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

rebellion megillah torrent interruption
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ