(noun, adjective)


1. Having a smooth, shining surface, as if polished or enameled: specifically applied to those scales or plates of fishes which are generally of an angular form and composed of a bony or hard horny tissue overlaid with enamel.

2. Having ganoid scales or plates, as a fish; specifically, of or pertaining to the Ganoidei.


1. primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering

Definition categories: animal, teleost