ophidiid

[ oh-fid-ee-id, of-i-dahy-id, oh-fi- ]
/ oʊˈfɪd i ɪd, ˌɒf ɪˈdaɪ ɪd, ˌoʊ fɪ- /

noun

any fish of the family Ophidiidae, comprising the cusk-eels.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Ophidiidae.

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Origin of ophidiid

<New Latin Ophidiidae name of the family, equivalent to Ophidi(on) genus name (<Latin ophidion snakelike fish <Greek; see ophidian) + -idae-id2
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