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ganoid

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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


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ganoid

noun gan·oid

Definition of ganoid

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

Circa 1839

First Known Use of ganoid

circa 1839

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