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gadoid

[ gey-doid ]

adjective



gadoid

/ ˈɡeɪdɔɪd /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Anacanthini, an order of marine soft-finned fishes typically having the pectoral and pelvic fins close together and small cycloid scales. The group includes gadid fishes and hake


noun

  1. any gadoid fish
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Word History and Origins

Origin of gadoid1

1835–45; < New Latin Gad ( us ) ( gadid ) + -oid
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Word History and Origins

Origin of gadoid1

C19: from New Latin Gadidae, from gadus cod; see -oid

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