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cichlid

[sik-lid] /ˈsɪk lɪd/
noun
1.
any of the spiny-rayed, freshwater fishes constituting the family Cichlidae, of South America, Africa, and southern Asia, superficially resembling the American sunfishes and popular in home aquariums.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Cichlidae.
Also, cichloid
[sik-loid] /ˈsɪk lɔɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Neo-Latin Cichlidae, equivalent to Cichl(a) a genus (< Greek kíchlē thrush, wrasse) + -idae -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for cichlid

cichlid

/ˈsɪklɪd/
noun
1.
any tropical freshwater percoid fish of the family Cichlidae, which includes the mouthbrooders. Cichlids are popular aquarium fishes
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cichlidae
Derived Forms
cichloid, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Cichlidae, ultimately from Greek kikhlē a sea fish
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cichlid in Technology

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A tool for rapidly visualising arbitrary data in high-quality 3D, while allowing the viewer to explore and interact with the data in real time. Cichlid was designed with remote data generation and machine independence in mind; data is transmitted via TCP from any number of sources (data servers) to the visualisation code (the client), which displays them concurrently.
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