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Diodon

Diodon Meaning & Definition
Diodon Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Diodon?

[n] type genus of the Diodontidae

Synonyms | Synonyms for Diodon: genus Diodon

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See Also | balloonfish | Diodon holocanthus | Diodon hystrix | Diodontidae | family Diodontidae | fish genus | porcupine fish | porcupinefish

Diodon In Webster's Dictionary

\Di"o*don\, n. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + ?, ?, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or water, and, hence, are called {globefishes}, {swellfishes}, etc. Called also {porcupine fishes}, and {sea hedgehogs}. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of whales.

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