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mormyrid

[mawr-mahy-rid]
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noun
  1. 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.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Mormyridae.
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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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