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Meaning of "lepidosiren" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LEPIDOSIREN

lepidosiren  [ˌlɛpɪdəʊˈsaɪərən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEPIDOSIREN

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Lepidosiren is a noun.
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WHAT DOES LEPIDOSIREN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lepidosiren

South American lungfish

The South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, is the single species of lungfish found in swamps and slow-moving waters of the Amazon, Paraguay, and lower Paraná River basins in South America. Notable as an obligate air-breather, it is the sole member of its family Lepidosirenidae. Relatively little is known about the South American lungfish. Additional common names include American mud-fish and scaly salamanderfish. In Portuguese, it is also known as piramboia, pirarucu-bóia, traíra-bóia, and caramuru. The immature lungfish is spotted with gold on a black background; in the adult, this fades to a brown or gray color. Its tooth-bearing premaxillary and maxillary bones are fused as in all Dipnoi. South American lungfish also share an autostylic jaw suspension and powerful adductor jaw muscles with the extant Dipnoi. Like the African lungfishes, this species has an elongated, almost eel-like body. It may reach a length of 125 cm. The pectoral fins are thin and thread-like, while the pelvic fins are somewhat larger, and set far back.

Definition of lepidosiren in the English dictionary

The definition of lepidosiren in the dictionary is a South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, having an eel-shaped body and whiplike paired fins.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEPIDOSIREN


Aaron
ˈɛərən
Aldebaran
ælˈdɛbərən
Byron
ˈbaɪərən
Cameron
ˈkæmərən
Charon
ˈkɛərən
cordilleran
ˌkɔːdɪlˈjɛərən
Decameron
dɪˈkæmərən
dzeren
ˈdzɪərən
erigeron
ɪˈrɪdʒərən
Honduran
hɒnˈdjʊərən
Huron
ˈhjʊərən
longeron
ˈlɒndʒərən
Lutheran
ˈluːθərən
Myron
ˈmaɪərən
nonveteran
ˌnɒnˈvɛtərən
schlieren
ˈʃlɪərən
sierran
sɪˈeərən
siren
ˈsaɪərən
veteran
ˈvɛtərən
Viren
ˈvɪərən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEPIDOSIREN

lepid
lepidodendroid
lepidolite
lepidomelane
lepidoptera
lepidopteran
lepidopterist
lepidopterology
lepidopteron
lepidopterous
lepidote
Lepidus
Lepontine Alps
leporid
leporine
Leporis
Leppard
LEPRA
leprechaun
leprechaunish

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEPIDOSIREN

air-raid siren
barren
brethren
children
Dairen
grandchildren
great-grandchildren
Herren
Karen
Lauren
Loren
Mirren
Nichiren
school-age children
schoolchildren
shark siren
stepchildren
Van Buren
warren
wren

Synonyms and antonyms of lepidosiren in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «lepidosiren» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEPIDOSIREN

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Translator English - Chinese

lepidosiren
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Lepidosiren
570 millions of speakers

English

lepidosiren
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

lepidosiren
380 millions of speakers
ar

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lepidosiren
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Lepidosiren
278 millions of speakers

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Lepidosiren
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

lepidosiren
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lépidosirène
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lepidosiren
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lepidosiren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

lepidosiren
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

lepidosiren
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lepidosiren
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lepidosiren
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லெப்பிடோசைரன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेपिडोसरेन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lepidosiren
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Lepidosiren
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lepidosiren
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Lepidosiren
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lepidosiren
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

lepidosiren
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Lepidosiren
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

lepidosiren
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lepidosiren
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lepidosiren

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEPIDOSIREN»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEPIDOSIREN» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEPIDOSIREN»

Discover the use of lepidosiren in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lepidosiren and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Observations in Myology, Including the Myology of ...
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G. M. Humphry, 2010
2
Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America
Family Lepidosirenidae (Aestivating lungfishes) Gloria Arratia The South American dipnoans are represented by the monotypic family Lepidosirenidae ( Lepidosiren paradoxa). The presence of a long ceratohyal in lepidosirenids is a unique ...
‎2003
3
Darwin's Fishes: An Encyclopedia of Ichthyology, Ecology, ...
The recent lungfishes, initially perceived as amphibians (see, for example, the title of Krefft 1870, and CD's discussions of *Lepidosiren), consist of the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Ceratodontidae), the South American lungfish ...
Daniel Pauly, 2004
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Respiratory Physiology of Vertebrates: Life With and Without ...
Owing to the ventral position of the anterior lung, the pneumatic duct is short and nearly vertical (Fig. 6.2). The lungs of Lepidosiren and Protopterus are morphologically similar, but experiments show that Lepidosiren has a greater capacity for ...
Göran E. Nilsson, 2010
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Fish & Fisheries
-gill vascular filamentous pelvic fi male American lungfish Lepidosiren paradoxa Fig. 4. Lepidosiren. 2. Lepidosiren. Lepidosiren paradoxa (Fig. 4) is the only existing species showing following features. It lives in the river Amazon and its ...
Dr. J.P. Shukla
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The Journal of the Royal Dublin Society
It may be premised that the Lepidosiren is invested with a peculiar interest in consequence of its, as it were, standing upon the boundary line between two great compartments of the animal creation. It is in itself a proof of how almost ...
‎1860
7
The Journal of the Linnean Society of London
The mode in which the Lepidosiren (several healthy specimens of which have, within the last few years, been received from Africa) comes to the surface of the water to breathe, and the use which the animal makes of its anomalous limbs, are  ...
Linnean Society (London), 1861
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Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society: Zoology
The mode in which the Lepidosiren (several healthy specimens of which have, within the last few years, been received from Africa) comes to the surface of the water to breathe, and the use which the animal makes of its anomalous limbs, are  ...
‎1861
9
The Natural History Review
In the Lepidosiren, on the contrary, the opercular fold only includes the internal branchho as in the other perenni-brancbiate Amphibia:, the external branchite being exposed. As to the general question of the position of the Lepidosiren, I may ...
‎1860
10
The Work of John Samuel Budgett Balfour Student of the ...
As in Lepidosiren, the medullary groove arises far forwards and grows back to the blastopore. In Protopterus (PI. VIII. fig. 6) the medullary folds, though wider in proportion to the surface of the egg than in Lepidosiren (op. cit. figs, 17 h & 1 8 h),  ...

5 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEPIDOSIREN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lepidosiren is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lungfish brains ain't boring
Today, there are three main lungfish genera–Neoceratodus (the Australian lungfish), Lepidosiren (South American lungfish), and Protopterus ... «PLoS Blogs, Dec 14»
2
Unless They're Zombies, Fossils Don't Live
... on its summit, so we occasionally see an animal like the Ornithorhynchus [duck-billed platypus] or Lepidosiren [lungfish], which in some small ... «Wired News, Aug 12»
3
A Long Walk To Land
“According to this test, Lepidosiren is a Fish…simply by its nose,” he wrote. As I write in my book At the Water's Edge, Owen turned out to be ... «Discover Magazine, Dec 11»
4
Misunderstood Marine Life # 7 – The Living Fossils
In fresh water we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a ... «Southern Fried Science, Oct 11»
5
The Real First Americans
Keeep going. Are in you in South America yet? Okay, stop. That's where you'll find Lepidosiren paradoxa, the South American Lungfish. «Political Cortex, Apr 06»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lepidosiren [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lepidosiren>. Aug 2019 ».
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