[ rah-yuh, rahy-uh ]

  1. a variant of raya.

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How to use raia in a sentence

  • Tectospondyli (Squatina, raia, Trygon), in which there are several concentric rings of calcification.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In various species belonging to the genus raia the teeth of the male are sharp, while those of the female are blunt.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
  • A well-known cartilaginous fish of the ray family, raia batis.

    The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
  • Linnæus had classed the torpedo in the genus ray, and hence called it raia torpedo.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience | J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
  • In the Skate (raia) the body is rhomboidal, tail without spine, but two small dorsals near the top.

    The Ocean World: | Louis Figuier

British Dictionary definitions for raia


/ (ˈrɑːjə, ˈraɪə) /

  1. a less common variant of rayah

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