serranoid

serranoid

[ser-uh-noid]
adjective
1.
resembling or related to the sea bass family Serranidae.
noun
2.
a serranoid fish.

Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin Serran(us) genus of fishes (Latin serr(a) sawfish + -ānus -an) + -oid

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serranid or serranoid (səˈrænɪd, ˈsɛrə-, ˈsɛrəˌnɔɪd)
 
n
1.  any of numerous mostly marine percoid fishes of the family Serranidae: includes the sea basses, sea perches, groupers, and jewfish
 
adj
2.  of or belonging to the family Serranidae
 
[C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish]
 
serranoid or serranoid
 
n
 
adj
 
[C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish]

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