Hyphessobrycon

noun

Hy·​phes·​so·​bry·​con
hīˌfesəˈbrīˌkän
: a genus of small brilliantly colored South American characin fishes including several that are often kept in the tropical aquarium

Word History

Etymology

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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“Hyphessobrycon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyphessobrycon. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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