Definition of Diodon. Meaning of Diodon. Synonyms of Diodon

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Definition of Diodon

Diodon
Puffer Puff"er, n. 1. One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant commendation. 2. One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder. --Bouvier. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the species of Tetrodon and Diodon; -- called also blower, puff-fish, swellfish, and globefish.
Diodon
Diodon 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.

Meaning of Diodon from wikipedia

- are any of the various species of the genus Diodon, the type genus of Diodontidae. Fish of the genus Diodon have: two-rooted, movable spines (which are...
- portal "Diodon Wiki". "Diodon: A Lightweight Clipboard Manager With Ubuntu Indicator Applet Support". WebUp8. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2013-02-17. "Diodon – GTK+...
- The long-spine porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus), also known as the freckled porcupinefish among other vernacular names, is a species of marine fish in...
- Philippines, where they are called tagotongan. The porcupine fish (as Diodon antennatus) is mentioned in Charles Darwin's famous account of his trip...
- USS Diodon (SS-349), a Balao-cl**** submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for Diodon, a genus of the porcupine fishes. Diodon (SS-349) was...
- The pelagic porcupine fish (Diodon eydouxii) is a marine fish with a cir****tropical distribution. http://www.fishbase.org/summary/14490...
- The spot-fin porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), also known as the spotted porcupinefish, black-spotted porcupinefish or simply porcupinefish, is a member...
- Balistes (triggerfishes), Ostracion (boxfishes), Tetrodon (pufferfishes), Diodon (porcupinefishes), Centriscus (snipefishes), Syngnathus (pipefishes & seahorses)...
- Takifugu, Lagocephalus, or Sp****oides, or a porcupinefish of the genus Diodon, or a dish prepared from these fish. Fugu can be lethally poisonous due...
- The rufous-thighed kite (Harpagus diodon) is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It breeds in Brazil, Paraguay and eastern Bolivia ;...
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