clupeoid

clupeoid

[kloo-pee-oid]
adjective
1.
resembling a fish of the family Clupeidae; clupeid.
noun
2.
a clupeoid fish.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin Clupeid(ae) (see clupeid) + -oid

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clupeoid (ˈkluːpɪˌɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Isospondyli (or Clupeiformes), a large order of soft-finned fishes, including the herrings, salmon, and tarpon
 
n
2.  any fish belonging to the order Isospondyli
 
[C19: from Latin clupea small fish + -oid]

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