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embiotocid

[em-bee-ot-uh-sid, -uh-tos-id, -toh-sid]
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Embiotocidae, comprising the surfperches.
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noun
  1. 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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