Advertisement

Advertisement

malacopterygian

[ mal-uh-kop-tuh-rij-ee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the Malacopterygii (Malacopteri), a group of soft-finned, teleost fishes.


malacopterygian

/ ˌmæləˌkɒptəˈrɪdʒɪən /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Malacopterygii, a group of teleost fishes, including herrings and salmon, having soft fin rays


noun

  1. any malacopterygian fish; a soft-finned fish

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of malacopterygian1

1825–35; < New Latin Malacopterygi ( i ) ( malaco- malaco- + -pterygii, plural of -pterygius finned, winged, adj. derivative of Greek pterýgion, diminutive of ptéryx wing, fin) + -an

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of malacopterygian1

C19: from New Latin Malacopterygii, from malaco- + Greek pterux wing, fin

Advertisement

Word of the Day

axolotl

[ak-suh-lot-l ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


malacophyllousmalacostracan