cyprinid

[si-prahy-nid, sip-ruh-]
adjective
  1. carplike in form or structure.

Origin of cyprinid

1890–95; < New Latin Cyprinidae name of family, equivalent to Cyprīn(us) genus name (< Latin < Greek kyprînos carp) + -idae -id2
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cyprinid

noun
  1. any teleost fish of the mainly freshwater family Cyprinidae, typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales and including such food and game fishes as the carp, tench, roach, rudd, and dace
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinidae
  2. resembling a carp; cyprinoid

Word Origin for cyprinid

C19: from New Latin Cyprīnidae, from Latin cyprīnus carp, from Greek kuprinos
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