Definition of scaleless in US English:



  • See scale

    • ‘Beyond P. spathula being a source of caviar, their skin is thick, scaleless, strong, and tans well, making it a marketable product.’
    • ‘The giant catfish, the world's biggest scaleless freshwater fish, is in danger of extinction and listed as an endangered species in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.’
    • ‘Most have small, round, embedded scales, although some are scaleless.’
    • ‘Blennies have scaleless, elongated bodies, and comb-like, slender, close-set teeth, which can be either fixed or movable.’
    • ‘It is a left-sided flatfish, with its eyes normally on the left side of the head, and it is scaleless, though its head and body are studded with numerous bony knobs, or tubercles.’