gadoid

gadoid

[gey-doid]
adjective, noun

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Gad(us) (see gadid) + -oid

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gadoid (ˈɡeɪdɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Anacanthini, an order of marine soft-finned fishes typically having the pectoral and pelvic fins close together and small cycloid scales. The group includes gadid fishes and hake
 
n
2.  any gadoid fish
 
[C19: from New Latin Gadidae, from gadus cod; see -oid]

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