Pol"y*neme (?), n. [Poly- + Gr. thread.] Zool.

Any one of numerous species of tropical food fishes of the family Polynemidae. They have several slender filaments, often very long, below the pectoral fin. Some of them yield isinglass of good quality. Called also threadfish.


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