- any of numerous African freshwater fishes of the family Mormyridae, many species of which have an elongated snout and are capable of producing an electric discharge.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Mormyridae.
Origin of mormyrid
1895–1900; < New Latin Mormyridae, equivalent to Mormyr(us) genus name (< Greek mormýros a species of fish) + -idae -id2
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