1. <astronomy> The twelfth sign of the zodiac, marked <su:pisces/ in almanacs. A zodiacal constellation, including the first point of Aries, which is the vernal equinoctial point; the Fish.

2. <zoology> The class of Vertebrata that includes the fishes. The principal divisions are Elasmobranchii, Ganoidei, and Teleostei.

Origin: L. Piscis a fish.

(01 Mar 1998)

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