Percoidean

percoid

[pur-koid]
adjective
1.
belonging to the Percoidea, a group of acanthopterygian fishes comprising the true perches and related families, and constituting one of the largest natural groups of fishes.
2.
resembling a perch.
Also, percoidean [per-koi-dee-uhn] .


Origin:
1830–40; < Latin perc(a) perch2 + -oid

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percoid or percoidean (ˈpɜːkɔɪd, pəˈkɔɪdɪən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Percoidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes including the perches, sea bass, red mullet, cichlids, etc
2.  of, relating to, or resembling a perch
 
n
3.  any fish belonging to the suborder Percoidea
 
[C19: from Latin percaperch² + -oid]
 
percoidean or percoidean
 
adj
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin percaperch² + -oid]

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