1. [syn: Diodon, genus Diodon]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Diodon \Di"o*don\, n. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + 'odoy`s,
'odo`ntos, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.]
1. (Zool.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the
teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate.
They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or
water, and, hence, are called globefishes,
swellfishes, etc. Called also porcupine fishes, and
2. (Zool.) A genus of whales.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: type genus of the Diodontidae [syn: Diodon, genus