mormyrid

[ mawr-mahy-rid ]
/ mɔrˈmaɪ rɪd /

noun

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.

adjective

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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