Ctenoidei

plural noun
Cte·​noi·​dei | \ tə̇ˈnȯidēˌī \

Definition of Ctenoidei

: an artificial group formerly regarded as an order that includes fishes with ctenoid scales and is more or less exactly coextensive with Acanthopterygii

History and Etymology for Ctenoidei

New Latin, from Greek ktenoeidēs comblike

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“Ctenoidei.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ctenoidei. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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