acanthopterygian

adjective
ac·​an·​thop·​te·​ryg·​i·​an | \ -ˌthäptəˈrijēən \
variants: or acanthopteran \ ¦aˌkanˈthäptərən , ¦akən-​ \

Definition of acanthopterygian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or belonging to the Acanthopterygii

acanthopterygian

noun
\ " \
variants: or acanthopteran \ " \
plural -s

Definition of acanthopterygian (Entry 2 of 2)

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First Known Use of acanthopterygian

Adjective

1833, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acanthopterygian

Adjective

New Latin Acanthopterygii or Acanthopteri + English -an

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“Acanthopterygian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acanthopterygian. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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