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percoid

[ pur-koid ]
/ ˈpɜr kɔɪd /
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adjective
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.
resembling a perch.
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Also per·coi·de·an [per-koi-dee-uhn]. /pərˈkɔɪ di ən/.

Origin of percoid

1830–40; <Latin perc(a) perch2 + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for percoid

percoid

percoidean (pəˈkɔɪdɪən)

/ (ˈpɜːkɔɪd) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Percoidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes including the perches, sea bass, red mullet, cichlids, etc
of, relating to, or resembling a perch
noun
any fish belonging to the suborder Percoidea

Word Origin for percoid

C19: from Latin perca perch ² + -oid
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