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cyprinodont

[ si-prin-uh-dont, si-prahy-nuh- ]
/ sɪˈprɪn əˌdɒnt, sɪˈpraɪ nə- /
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noun
any small, soft-rayed fish of the order Cyprinodontes, of warm, fresh or brackish waters in North America, including the killifishes, topminnows, and guppies.
adjective
of, relating to, or resembling the cyprinodonts.
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Origin of cyprinodont

1855–60; <Latin cyprīn(us) (<Greek kyprînos carp) + -odont
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British Dictionary definitions for cyprinodont

cyprinodont
/ (sɪˈprɪnəˌdɒnt, sɪˈpraɪ-) /

noun
any small tropical or subtropical soft-finned fish of the mostly marine family Cyprinodontidae, resembling carp but having toothed jaws. The group includes the guppy, killifish, swordtail, and topminnow
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinodontidae

Word Origin for cyprinodont

C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp (see cyprinid) + -odont
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