plural noun

: an order or other division of small teleost fishes resembling but somewhat more advanced than the Haplomi and including the killifishes and topminnows and various related families of chiefly freshwater and brackish-water fishes

Word History


New Latin, from micr- + Latin cyprini, plural of cyprinus carp

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“Microcyprini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Microcyprini. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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