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tetra

noun tet·ra \ˈte-trə\

Definition of TETRA

:  any of numerous small often brightly colored South American characin fishes often bred in tropical aquariums
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Origin of TETRA

by shortening from New Latin Tetragonopterus, former genus name, from Late Latin tetragonum quadrangle + Greek pteron wing — more at tetragonal, feather
First Known Use: 1931

Other Fishes Terms

char, chum, ichthyology, smelt, turbot

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