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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ganoid  \Ga"noid\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  brightness  +  -oid.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Ganoidei.  --  n.  One  of  the  Ganoidei. 
 
  {Ganoid  scale}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  kind  of  scales  of  the  ganoid 
  fishes,  composed  of  an  inner  layer  of  bone,  and  an  outer 
  layer  of  shining  enamel.  They  are  often  so  arranged  as  to 
  form  a  coat  of  mail 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ganoid 
  n  :  primitive  fishes  having  thick  bony  scales  with  a  shiny 
  covering  [syn:  {ganoid  fish}] 




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