|1.||of, relating to, or belonging to the Acanthopterygii, a large group of teleost fishes having spiny fin rays. The group includes most saltwater bony fishes|
|2.||any fish belonging to the Acanthopterygii|
|[C19: from New Latin Acanthopterygii, from |
|acanthopterygian (āk'ən-thŏp'tə-rĭj'ē-ən) Pronunciation Key
Any of a large group of teleost fishes of the superorder Acanthopterygii, having spiny rays in the dorsal and anal fins and including the bass, perch, mackerel, and swordfish.