ganoin

or gan·o·ine

[ gan-oh-in ]
/ ˈgæn oʊ ɪn /

noun Ichthyology.

a hard, shiny, enamellike substance secreted by the corium, composing the outer layer of the scales of certain fishes.

Nearby words

  1. gannet,
  2. gannett,
  3. gannett, henry,
  4. ganof,
  5. ganoid,
  6. ganser's syndrome,
  7. gansevoort,
  8. gansevoort, peter,
  9. gansey,
  10. gansu

Origin of ganoin

First recorded in 1855–60; gano(id) + -in2

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