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percoid

[pur-koid]
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adjective
  1. belonging to the Percoidea, a group of acanthopterygian fishes comprising the true perches and related families, and constituting one of the largest natural groups of fishes.
  2. resembling a perch.
Also per·coi·de·an [per-koi-dee-uh n] /pərˈkɔɪ di ən/.

Origin of percoid

1830–40; < Latin perc(a) perch2 + -oid
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Examples from the Web for percoid

Historical Examples

  • It is the most typical group among the percoid (perchlike) fishes.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall


British Dictionary definitions for percoid

percoid

percoidean (pəˈkɔɪdɪən)

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Percoidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes including the perches, sea bass, red mullet, cichlids, etc
  2. of, relating to, or resembling a perch
noun
  1. any fish belonging to the suborder Percoidea

Word Origin

C19: from Latin perca perch ² + -oid
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