bichir definition

  • noun:
    • a team of ray-finned seafood regarding the family members Polypteridae within the order Polypteriformes
    • an extraordinary ganoid seafood (Polypterus bichir) found in the Nile along with other African streams. See brachioganoidei.
    • A remarkable living ganoid fish, Polypterus bichir, of the family Polypterid√¶ and order Crossopterygii, inhabiting the Nile and other African rivers, attaining a length of 18 inches, and esteemed as food. See Polypterus.

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