Kyphosus

noun Ky·pho·sus \kīˈfōsəs\

Definition of Kyphosus

  1. :  a genus that includes the Bermuda chub and is the type of the family Kyphosidae

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Origin and Etymology of kyphosus

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek kŷphos “hump, protuberance” (derivative of kȳphós “bent forward, hunchbacked”) + Latin -ōsus 1-ose; so called from a double hump between the mouth and dorsal fin of the type specimen, probably a deformity


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