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percoid

[ pur-koid ]

adjective

  1. belonging to the Percoidea, a group of acanthopterygian fishes comprising the true perches and related families, and constituting one of the largest natural groups of fishes.
  2. resembling a perch.


percoid

/ pəˈkɔɪdɪən; ˈpɜːkɔɪd /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Percoidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes including the perches, sea bass, red mullet, cichlids, etc
  2. of, relating to, or resembling a perch


noun

  1. any fish belonging to the suborder Percoidea
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Word History and Origins

Origin of percoid1

1830–40; < Latin perc ( a ) perch 2 + -oid
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Word History and Origins

Origin of percoid1

C19: from Latin perca perch ² + -oid
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Example Sentences

It is the most typical group among the percoid (perchlike) fishes.

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