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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Origin and Etymology of 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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