muraenid

[ myoo-ree-nid ]
/ myʊˈri nɪd /

noun

any fish of the family Muraenidae, comprising the morays.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the morays.

Nearby words

  1. muonic atom,
  2. muonium,
  3. muppet,
  4. mur,
  5. mura,
  6. murage,
  7. mural,
  8. mural crown,
  9. mural endocarditis,
  10. mural thrombosis

Origin of muraenid

1840–50; < New Latin Muraenidae name of the family, equivalent to Muraen(a) a genus (Latin mūraena, mūrēna moray eel < Greek mýraina) + -idae -id2

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