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stromateid

[stroh-muh-tee-id] /ˌstroʊ məˈti ɪd/
noun
1.
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
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Stromateidae.
Origin
< 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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