any of numerous small marine fishes of the family Stromateidae, having a laterally compressed body and an expanded muscular esophagus, often lined with teeth.
belonging or pertaining to the Stromateidae.
< Neo-Latin Stromateidae
name of the family, equivalent to Stromate
) a genus < Greek strōmateús
bed-covering of patchwork, a kind of fish, (derivative of strôma,
mattress; see stroma
) + Neo-Latin -idae -id2