noun Mor·my·rus \mȯ(r)ˈmīrəs\

Definition of Mormyrus

  1. :  the type genus of the family Mormyridae comprising oily fleshed edible fishes and including the sacred fishes of ancient Egypt

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Origin and Etymology of mormyrus

New Latin, from Greek mormyros, a sea fish

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