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cyprinoid

[ sip-ruh-noid, si-prahy-noid ]

adjective

  1. resembling a carp; belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a group of fishes including the carps, suckers, and loaches.


noun

  1. a cyprinoid fish.

cyprinoid

/ ˈsɪprɪˌnɔɪd; sɪˈpraɪnɔɪd /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a large suborder of teleost fishes including the cyprinids, characins, electric eels, and loaches
  2. of, relating to, or resembling the carp


noun

  1. any fish belonging to the Cyprinoidea

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyprinoid1

1840–50; < Latin cyprīn ( us ) (< Greek kyprînos carp) + -oid

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyprinoid1

C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp

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Example Sentences

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.

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