Dorosoma

noun
Dor·​o·​so·​ma | \ ˌdȯrəˈsōmə \

Definition of Dorosoma

: a genus (sometimes the type of the family Dorosomidae or Dorosomatidae) of fishes that includes the gizzard shad and is now usually placed among the Clupeidae

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History and Etymology for Dorosoma

New Latin, from doro- (from Greek dory wood, trunk of a tree, spear) + -soma

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“Dorosoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dorosoma. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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