Apogon

noun
Apo·​gon | \ əˈpōˌgän, āˈ- \

Definition of Apogon

: a genus of large-headed marine percoid fishes having the body oblong and compressed and comprising the cardinal fishes — see apogonidae

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History and Etymology for Apogon

New Latin, from Middle Greek apōgōn beardless, from Greek a- a- entry 2 + pōgōn beard

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“Apogon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apogon. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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