- any fish belonging to the Cyprinidae, or minnow family.
- 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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Examples from the Web for cyprinid
The northern limits of distribution in Manitoba for cyprinid fishes.
Variation in the number of fin rays of two cyprinid fishes correlated with natural water temperatures.
They are closely allied to the Cyprinid, but the shell is round rather than oval, and is obliquely grooved inside.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
These worms are found abundantly in the gills of the cyprinid, or white fishes.Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
It is to the interesting family of Cyprinid we are to look for our chief supplies.The Book of the Aquarium and Water Cabinet
- 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
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinidae
- resembling a carp; cyprinoid
C19: from New Latin Cyprīnidae, from Latin cyprīnus carp, from Greek kuprinos
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