plural noun

in some classifications
: an order of spiny-finned fishes comprising the percoid families Cichlidae and Pomacentridae and sometimes related forms

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Chromis, genus of fishes, from Latin chromis, a sea fish, from Greek; perhaps akin to Greek chremizein to neigh

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“Chromides.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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