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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Origin and Etymology of dorosoma

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


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