plural noun
Gad·​i·​for·​mes | \ ˌgadə̇ˈfȯrˌmēz \

Definition of Gadiformes

in some classifications
: an order or other division of teleost fishes including the cods and closely related forms but usually more restricted than the order Anacanthini to which it is partially equivalent

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History and Etymology for Gadiformes

New Latin, from Gadus + -iformes

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“Gadiformes.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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