Definition of Odax
: a genus of marine fishes of Australian and New Zealand seas that resemble sparid fishes but have a jaw with the front margin modified into a sharp cutting edge that replaces teeth — see odacidae
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Origin and Etymology of odax
New Latin, from Greek, adverb, by biting, irregular (influence of odous tooth), from the stem of daknein to bite
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