Oncorhynchus

noun
On·​co·​rhyn·​chus | \ ˌäŋkōˈriŋkəs \

Definition of Oncorhynchus

: a genus of salmons that are related to those of the genus Salmo but have a greater number of anal rays, branchiostegals, pyloric caeca, and gill rakers and that include commercially important fishes of the north Pacific and of the coastal streams of both America and Asia

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History and Etymology for Oncorhynchus

New Latin, from onc- + -rhynchus

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“Oncorhynchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oncorhynchus. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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