cyprinodont

cyprinodont

[si-prin-uh-dont, si-prahy-nuh-]
noun
1.
any small, soft-rayed fish of the order Cyprinodontes, of warm, fresh or brackish waters in North America, including the killifishes, topminnows, and guppies.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or resembling the cyprinodonts.

Origin:
1855–60; < Latin cyprīn(us) (< Greek kyprînos carp) + -odont

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cyprinodont (sɪˈprɪnəˌdɒnt, sɪˈpraɪ-)
 
n
1.  any small tropical or subtropical soft-finned fish of the mostly marine family Cyprinodontidae, resembling carp but having toothed jaws. The group includes the guppy, killifish, swordtail, and topminnow
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinodontidae
 
[C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp (see cyprinid) + -odont]

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