CHONDROGANOIDEA

Chon`dro*ga*noi"de*a, n. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. ganoidei. See Ganoid.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: An order of ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons; -- so called on account of their cartilaginous skeleton.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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21 July 2024

SILL

(noun) (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock


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Coffee Trivia

The world’s most expensive coffee costs more than US$700 per kilogram. Asian palm civet – a cat-like creature in Indonesia, eats fruits, including select coffee cherries. It excretes partially digested seeds that produce a smooth, less acidic brew of coffee called kopi luwak.

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