- of or resembling a goby.
- a gobioid fish.
Origin of gobioid
1850–55; < Latin gōbi(us) gudgeon + -oid
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- of or relating to the Gobioidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes that includes gobies and mudskippers (family Gobiidae) and sleepers (family Eleotridae)
- any gobioid fish
C19: from New Latin Gobioidea, from Latin gōbius gudgeon
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