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serranoid

[ser-uh-noid]
adjective
  1. resembling or related to the sea bass family Serranidae.
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noun
  1. a serranoid fish.
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Origin of serranoid

1880–85; < New Latin Serran(us) genus of fishes (Latin serr(a) sawfish + -ānus -an) + -oid
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Historical Examples

  • Rhypticus, rip′ti-kus, n. a genus of serranoid fishes—the soap-fishes.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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  • Roccus, rok′us, n. a genus of serranoid fishes, including the rock-fish or striped bass of the United States.