Cichlasoma

noun
Cich·​la·​so·​ma | \ ˌsikləˈsōmə \

Definition of Cichlasoma

: a genus of small cichlid fishes including several brightly marked African species popular in the tropical aquarium

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History and Etymology for Cichlasoma

New Latin, from Greek kichlē, a wrasse + New Latin -soma

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“Cichlasoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cichlasoma. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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