stromateid

[ stroh-muh-tee-id ]
/ ˌstroʊ məˈti ɪd /

noun

any of numerous small marine fishes of the family Stromateidae, having a laterally compressed body and an expanded muscular esophagus, often lined with teeth.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Stromateidae.

Nearby words

  1. stroke volume,
  2. stroke work index,
  3. stroll,
  4. stroller,
  5. stroma,
  6. stromateoid,
  7. stromatic,
  8. stromatolite,
  9. stromboli,
  10. strombolian

Origin of stromateid

< New Latin Stromateidae name of the family, equivalent to Stromate(us) a genus < Greek strōmateús bed-covering of patchwork, a kind of fish, (derivative of strôma, stem strōmat- mattress; see stroma) + New Latin -idae -id2

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