- resembling a carp; belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a group of fishes including the carps, suckers, and loaches.
- a cyprinoid fish.
Origin of cyprinoid
1840–50; < Latin cyprīn(us) (< Greek kyprînos carp) + -oid
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Rhinichthys, rī-nik′this, n. a North American genus of cyprinoid fishes.
The temperature of the principal spring is 75°; it contains abundance of fish—a loach and cyprinoid.
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a large suborder of teleost fishes including the cyprinids, characins, electric eels, and loaches
- of, relating to, or resembling the carp
- any fish belonging to the Cyprinoidea
Word Origin for cyprinoid
C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp
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