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stromateid

[stroh-muh-tee-id]
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noun
  1. any of numerous small marine fishes of the family Stromateidae, having a laterally compressed body and an expanded muscular esophagus, often lined with teeth.
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Stromateidae.

Origin of stromateid

< New Latin Stromateidae name of the family, equivalent to Stromate(us) a genus < Greek strōmateús bed-covering of patchwork, a kind of fish, (derivative of strôma, stem strōmat- mattress; see stroma) + New Latin -idae -id2
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