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- Having a smooth, shining surface, as if polished or enameled: specifically applied to those scales or plates of fishes which are generally of an angular form and composed of a bony or hard horny tissue overlaid with enamel.
- Having ganoid scales or plates, as a fish; specifically, of or pertaining to the Ganoidei.
ganoid (plural ganoids)
- (zoology) One of the Ganoidei, a disused taxonomic grouping of fishes, including the bowfin, gars, and sturgeons.
- “ganoid”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
ganoid m (plural ganoizi)