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percoid

[pur-koid] /ˈpɜr kɔɪd/
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-uh n] /pərˈkɔɪ di ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin perc(a) perch2 + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for percoidean

percoid

/ˈpɜːkɔɪd/
adjective
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
noun
3.
any fish belonging to the suborder Percoidea
Word Origin
C19: from Latin percaperch² + -oid
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