placoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek plac- +‎ -oid

Adjective[edit]

placoid (not comparable)

  1. Platelike; having irregular, platelike, bony scales, often bearing spines; pertaining to the placoid fish.
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.68:
      What about the carp? He regarded the two placoid shapes with doubt.

Noun[edit]

placoid (plural placoids)

  1. Any fish having placoid scales, such as the sharks.

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