Lepidosiren

Lep`i*do*si"ren

(-s"rn), n. [Gr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale + seirh`n a siren.] (Zol.) An eel-shaped ganoid fish of the order Dipnoi, having both gills and lungs. It inhabits the rivers of South America. The name is also applied to a related African species (Protopterus annectens). The lepidosirens grow to a length of from four to six feet. Called also doko.
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Lep"i*dote

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Lep"i*do`ted

(-d`td), } a. [Gr. lepidwto`s covered with scales, fr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale.] (Bot.) Having a coat of scurfy scales, as the leaves of the oleaster.
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