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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