cichlid

cichlid

[sik-lid]
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] .


Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin Cichlidae, equivalent to Cichl(a) a genus (< Greek kíchlē thrush, wrasse) + -idae -id2

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cichlid (ˈsɪklɪd)
 
n
1.  any tropical freshwater percoid fish of the family Cichlidae, which includes the mouthbrooders. Cichlids are popular aquarium fishes
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Cichlidae
 
[C19: from New Latin Cichlidae, ultimately from Greek kikhlē a sea fish]
 
'cichloid
 
adj

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Cichlid definition

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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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