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mormyrid

[mawr-mahy-rid] /mɔrˈmaɪ rɪd/
noun
1.
any of numerous African freshwater fishes of the family Mormyridae, many species of which have an elongated snout and are capable of producing an electric discharge.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Mormyridae.
Origin of mormyrid
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin Mormyridae, equivalent to Mormyr(us) genus name (< Greek mormýros a species of fish) + -idae -id2
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  • An example in lower vertebrates of corollary discharge is seen in mormyrid electric fish.

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