stromateid

stromateid

[stroh-muh-tee-id]
noun
1.
any of numerous small marine fishes of the family Stromateidae, having a laterally compressed body and an expanded muscular esophagus, often lined with teeth.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Stromateidae.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Stromateidae name of the family, equivalent to Stromate(us) a genus < Greek strōmateús bed-covering of patchwork, a kind of fish, (derivative of strôma, stem strōmat- mattress; see stroma) + Neo-Latin -idae -id2

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