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[ath-uh-rahyn, -er-in]
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Atherinidae, comprising the silversides.
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noun
  1. an atherine fish.
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Origin of atherine

1760–70; < New Latin Atherina a genus of the family < Greek atherínē smelt
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