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muraenid

[ myoo-ree-nid ]
/ myʊˈri nɪd /
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noun

any fish of the family Muraenidae, comprising the morays.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the morays.

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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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