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[ ath-uh-rahyn, -er-in ]
/ ˈæθ əˌraɪn, -ər ɪn /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Atherinidae, comprising the silversides.

noun

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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