Cichlasoma

noun

Cich·​la·​so·​ma
ˌsikləˈsōmə
: a genus of small cichlid fishes including several brightly marked African species popular in the tropical aquarium

Word History

Etymology

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 27 May. 2024.

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