plectognathi definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An order of fishes typically getting the maxillary bone united using premaxillary, together with articular united with all the dentary.
  • others:
    • An order of physoclistous fishes, using the cranium normal, the premaxillaries often coƶssified behind using maxillaries, the dentary coƶssified utilizing the articular and angular bones, and lower pharyngeals distinct: so called from substantial ankyloses associated with the jaws.
  • noun:
    • boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers

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