Definition of Anacanthini
: an order or suborder of teleost fishes having all the rays of the median and pelvic fins soft and jointed, the pelvic fins thoracic or jugular in position, and the air bladder, when present, usually without a duct, and comprising the codfishes, hakes, and their related forms and formerly sometimes including the flounders and soles
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Origin and Etymology of anacanthini
New Latin, from Greek anakanthos without a spine, without thorns (from an- + akanthos spine, thorn) + New Latin -ini
First Known Use: 1846See Words from the same year
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