plural noun
An·​acan·​thi·​ni | \ ˌanəˈkan(t)thəˌnī \

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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Other Words from Anacanthini

anacanthous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗thəs \ adjective

First Known Use of Anacanthini

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anacanthini

New Latin, from Greek anakanthos without a spine, without thorns (from an- + akanthos spine, thorn) + New Latin -ini

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“Anacanthini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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