An order of fishes having barbels in the jaws. It includes the catfishes, or siluroids. See siluroid.
An order of teleost fishes where the supramaxillary bones are horizontal and brief or rudimentary, and covered with epidermis which types barbels at each and every part for the mouth, whence the name; the nematognaths or catfishes.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...