Kyphosidae

plural noun
Ky·​phos·​i·​dae | \ kīˈfäsəˌdē \

Definition of Kyphosidae

: a family of chiefly tropical percoid shore fishes resembling bass and including a number of important herbivorous food fishes — see kyphosus , rudderfish

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Kyphosidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Kyphosus Kyphosus + -idae -idae

Learn More About Kyphosidae

Dictionary Entries Near Kyphosidae

Kyoto

Kyphosidae

kyphosis

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Kyphosidae

Cite this Entry

“Kyphosidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kyphosidae. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!