[ em-bee-ot-uh-sid, -uh-tos-id, -toh-sid ]
/ ˌɛm biˈɒt ə sɪd, -əˈtɒs ɪd, -ˈtoʊ sɪd /
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belonging or pertaining to the family Embiotocidae, comprising the surfperches.
an embiotocid fish.
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Origin of embiotocid
<New Latin Embiotocidae, equivalent to Embiotoc(a) name of genus (<Greek émbio(s) having life + -tokē, feminine of -tokos bearing offspring) + -idae-id2
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