Lab`y*rin"thi*ci (?), n. pl. [NL. See Labyrinth.] Zool.

An order of teleostean fishes, including the Anabas, or climbing perch, and other allied fishes.

⇒ They have, connected with the gill chamber, a special cavity in which a labyrinthiform membrane is arranged so as to retain water to supply the gills while the fish leaves the water and travels about on land, or even climbs trees.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.