bichir

[ bich-er ]
/ ˈbɪtʃ ər /
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noun

any of several primitive freshwater African fishes of the genus Polypterus having functional lungs as well as gills.

Nearby words

  1. bichat,
  2. bichat's fissure,
  3. bichat's membrane,
  4. bichat, marie françois xavier,
  5. biche-la-mar,
  6. bichloride,
  7. bichloride of mercury,
  8. bichon frise,
  9. bichromate,
  10. bichromate process

Origin of bichir

probably earlier than 1965–70; < French < dialectal Arabic abu shīr

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