muraenid

muraenid

[myoo-ree-nid]
noun
1.
any fish of the family Muraenidae, comprising the morays.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the morays.

Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin Muraenidae name of the family, equivalent to Muraen(a) a genus (Latin mūraena, mūrēna moray eel < Greek mýraina) + -idae -id2

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