Mormyrus

noun
Mor·​my·​rus | \ mȯ(r)ˈmīrəs \

Definition of Mormyrus

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

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History and Etymology for Mormyrus

New Latin, from Greek mormyros, a sea fish

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“Mormyrus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mormyrus. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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