plural noun

: a small order of teleost fishes having cycloid scales, abdominal pelvic fins, a persistent air duct, and typically no mesocoracoid arch that is now usually restricted to the pikes, the Alaska blackfish, and a few related forms but formerly included also the Microcyprini and some other fishes

Word History


New Latin, from hapl- + -omi (from Greek ōmos shoulder)

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“Haplomi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haplomi. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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