plural noun

in some classifications
: a suborder or other division of Acanthopterygii comprising a number of marine fishes possessing an orbitosphenoid bone and other primitive features

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, from Beryc-, Beryx, genus of fishes + -oidei -oidei

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“Berycoidei.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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