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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anisotremus was in 1861

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“Anisotremus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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