Bony Fish

Science / Biology / Bony Fish: A term applied collectively to all groups of fish with bony (as opposed to cartilaginous) skeletons.


Business / Machine Shop / Fishtail: A common name for the center gage. It is used to set thread cutting tools and has scales on it for determining the number of threads per inch. MORE


Technology / Aviation / Fishtailing: A rudder-controlled side-to-side [yawing] motion to reduce air speed, generally prior to landing. MORE

Fishplate (Gusset)

Business / Construction / Fishplate (Gusset): A wood or plywood piece used to fasten the ends of two members together at a butt joint with nails or bolts. Sometimes used at the junction of opposite rafters near the ridge line. Sometimes called a MORE

Fisheye Lens

Entertainment / Photography / Fisheye Lens: Extreme wide-angle lens with an angle of view exceeding 100° and sometimes in excess of 180°. Depth of field is practically infinite and focusing is not required. MORE

Anadromous Fish

Science / Marine Biology / Anadromous Fish: Fish that spends most of its life feeding in the open ocean but that migrates to spawn in fresh water MORE

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Science / Genetics / Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH): A physical mapping approach that uses fluorescein tags to detect hybridization of probes with metaphase chromosomes and with the less- condensed somatic interphase chromatin. MORE