[ si-prin-uh-dont, si-prahy-nuh- ]
/ sɪˈprɪn əˌdɒnt, sɪˈpraɪ nə- /
any small, soft-rayed fish of the order Cyprinodontes, of warm, fresh or brackish waters in North America, including the killifishes, topminnows, and guppies.
of, relating to, or resembling the cyprinodonts.
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Origin of cyprinodont
1855–60; <Latin cyprīn(us) (<Greek kyprînos carp) + -odont
Words nearby cyprinodont
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British Dictionary definitions for cyprinodont
/ (sɪˈprɪnəˌdɒnt, sɪˈpraɪ-) /
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
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinodontidae
Word Origin for cyprinodont
C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp (see cyprinid) + -odont
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