noun Ac·i·pen·ser \¦a-sə-¦pen(t)-sər\

Definition of Acipenser

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Acipenseridae) of ganoid fishes that includes most sturgeons


\¦a-sə-¦pen(t)-sə-rəd\ noun or adjective


\¦a-sə-¦pen(t)-sə-ˌrīn\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of acipenser

New Latin, from Latin, a fish (probably sturgeon)

First Known Use: 1614

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