Hyphessobrycon

noun Hy·phes·so·bry·con \ hīˌfesəˈbrīˌkän \

Definition of Hyphessobrycon

:a genus of small brilliantly colored South American characin fishes including several that are often kept in the tropical aquarium

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Origin and Etymology of hyphessobrycon

New Latin, from hyphesso- (from Greek hyphēssōn of lesser stature, from hypo- + hēssōn inferior, less) + Brycon, genus of fishes (from Greek brykein to eat greedily, bite, devour)


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