plural noun Be·ry·co·mor·phi \bə-ˌrī-kō-ˈmȯr-ˌfī\

Definition of Berycomorphi

  1. :  an order of spiny-rayed fishes that is nearly coextensive with Berycoidei and that includes a number of families of marine chiefly deepwater fishes intermediate in some respects between clupeoid fishes and the Percomorphi, some of which (such as the Australian red snapper) are of considerable commercial value

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Origin and Etymology of berycomorphi

borrowed from New Latin, from Beryc-, Beryx, a fish genus + -o- -o- + -morphi -morphi — more at Berycidae

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to cast off or become cast off

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