gadoid

[gey-doid]

Origin of gadoid

1835–45; < New Latin Gad(us) (see gadid) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for gadoid

gadoid

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

Word Origin for gadoid

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