plural noun

: a small order of fishes including solely the family Icosteidae and being of uncertain systematic relations though possibly a specialized or degenerate offshoot of Percoidea

Word History


New Latin, from malac- + Greek ichthyes (plural of ichthys fish)

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“Malacichthyes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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