noun Der·mog·e·nys \(ˌ)dərˈmäjənə̇s\

Definition of Dermogenys

  1. :  a genus of Siamese halfbeaks including one (D. pusillus) sometimes kept in a tropical aquarium

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Origin and Etymology of dermogenys

New Latin, from derm- + Greek genys jaw, cheek — more at chin

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