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siganid

[ si-gan-id, -gey-nid ]
/ sɪˈgæn ɪd, -ˈgeɪ nɪd /
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noun

any fish of the family Siganidae, comprising the rabbitfishes.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Siganidae.

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Origin of siganid

<New Latin Siganidae, equivalent to Sigan(us) genus name (<Arabic sījān rabbitfish) + -idae-id2
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