numbfish

numbfish
n. (Zoology) fish that has electric organs and is able to give electrical shock from its organs and enlarged pectoral (lives in tropical or temperate seas), electric ray, crampfish, electrical fish, torpedo

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  • numbfish — [num′fish΄] n. pl. numbfish or numbfishes (see FISH) an electric ray …   English World dictionary

  • Numbfish — Numb fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The torpedo, which numbs by the electric shocks which it gives. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • numbfish — Torpedo Tor*pe do, n.; pl. {Torpedoes}. [L. torpedo, inis, from torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid. See {Torpid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes belonging to {Torpedo} and allied genera. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • numbfish — /num fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) numbfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) numbfishes. an electric ray, so called from its power of numbing its prey by means of electric shocks. [1705 15; NUMB + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • numbfish — /ˈnʌmfɪʃ/ (say numfish) noun (plural numbfish or numbfishes) an electric ray (fish), so called from its power of numbing its prey by means of electric shocks. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …  

  • numbfish — noun any sluggish bottom dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges • Syn: ↑electric ray, ↑crampfish, ↑torpedo • Hypernyms: ↑ray •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blackspotted numbfish — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Brownband numbfish — Conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdo …   Wikipedia

  • Narcinidae — Numbfishes Lesser electric ray, Narcine bancroftii Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Narcine — Temporal range: Eocene–Present[1] …   Wikipedia

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