Definición de ganoid en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈɡanɔɪd/


1(Of fish scales) hard and bony with a shiny enamelled surface. Compare with ctenoid and placoid.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • They also possess a heterocercal caudal fin and remnants of ganoid scales; both are uncommon among extant actinopterygians.
  • Gar species in North America are easily recognized by their long snouts, sharply toothed jaws, non-overlapping and diamond shaped ganoid scales, and posterior placement of dorsal and anal fins on the body.
  • This species has specialized scales, which are called ganoid scales, and it has nostrils or nares on tentacles that protrude from the head.
1.1(Of a fish) having ganoid scales.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The purpose of this research is to study ganoid fish taphonomy, specifically, how each type of fish decomposes, including anatomical location and extent of postmortem damage, and possibly, its cause.


A primitive fish that has ganoid scales, e.g. a sturgeon or freshwater garfish.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • In the collection of ganoids the most complete is representation of Acipenseriformes, mainly of acipenserids proper.
  • In the ganoids the upper lobe of the tail fin is the largest.
  • The ganoids had already reached their evolutionary climax in the Permian and Triassic, some 270-190 million years ago; today they are few in number when compared with the dominant bony fishes.


Mid 19th century: from French ganoïde, from Greek ganos 'brightness'.

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