resembling a salmon.
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Salmonoidea, to which the salmon family belongs.
a salmonoid fish.

1835–45; < Neo-Latin Salmonoidea name of the suborder. See salmon, -oid Unabridged
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salmonoid (ˈsælməˌnɔɪd)
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Salmonoidea, a suborder of soft-finned teleost fishes having a fatty fin between the dorsal and tail fins: includes the salmon, whitefish, grayling, smelt, and char
2.  of, relating to, or resembling a salmon
3.  any fish belonging to the suborder Salmonoidea, esp any of the family Salmonidae (salmon, trout, char)

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Contains distribution graphics for all the fish except the salmonoid which are listed separately.
The reservoir offers fishing for both salmonoid and spiny ray species, and millions of waterfowl use the area annually.
The dam restricts the movement of salmonoid fish, and since it is no longer being used a proposal has been made to remove it.
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