Meaning of ganoid

gan•oid

Pronunciation: (gan'oid), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Ganoidei, a group of mostly extinct fishes characterized by hard, bony scales, the living species of which include the paddlefishes, sturgeons, and gars.
  2. (of the scale of a fish) having a smooth, shiny surface of ganoin or a similar substance.
—n.
  1. a ganoid fish.
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