plural noun
Chro·​mi·​des | \ ˈkrōməˌdēz, -räm- \

Definition of Chromides

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

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History and Etymology for Chromides

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 10 Jul. 2020.

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