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gempylid

[jem-pil-id]
noun
  1. any of several fishes of the family Gempylidae, comprising the snake mackerels.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the gempylids.
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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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