An·​iso·​tre·​mus | \ (¦)aˌnīsəˈtrēməs \

Definition of Anisotremus

: a genus of tropical American grunts (family Pomadasidae) including a number of food and game species (as the porkfish, the pompon, and the sargo)

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First Known Use of Anisotremus

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anisotremus

New Latin, from anis- entry 1 + -tremus (from Greek trēma perforation, aperture)

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“Anisotremus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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