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gobioid

[goh-bee-oid]
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adjective
  1. of or resembling a goby.
noun
  1. a gobioid fish.

Origin of gobioid

1850–55; < Latin gōbi(us) gudgeon + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for gobioid

gobioid

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Gobioidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes that includes gobies and mudskippers (family Gobiidae) and sleepers (family Eleotridae)
noun
  1. any gobioid fish

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Gobioidea, from Latin gōbius gudgeon
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