gempylid

[ jem-pil-id ]
/ dʒɛmˈpɪl ɪd /

noun

any of several fishes of the family Gempylidae, comprising the snake mackerels.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the gempylids.

Origin of gempylid

< New Latin Gempylidae name of the family, equivalent to Gempyl(us) name of the genus (< Greek gempýlos a kind of fish) + -idae -id2
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