Plectognath

Plec"tog*nath

(?), a. (Zol.) Of or pertaining to the Plectognathi. -- n. One of the Plectognathi.
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Plec*to"gna*thi

(?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. twisted (fr. to plait, twist) + jaw.] (Zol.) An order of fishes generally having the maxillary bone united with the premaxillary, and the articular united with the dentary.
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The upper jaw is immovably joined to the skull; the ventral fins are rudimentary or wanting; and the body is covered with bony plates, spines, or small rough ossicles, like shagreen. The order includes the diodons, filefishes, globefishes, and trunkfishes.
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Plec`tog*nath"ic

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Plec-tog"na*thous

(?), } a. (Zol.) Of or pertaining to the Plectognathi.
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Plec`to*spon"dy*li

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. plaited + , , a vertebra.] (Zol.) An extensive suborder of fresh-water physostomous fishes having the anterior vertebr united and much modified; the Eventognathi.
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