plural noun
Opis·​tho·​mi | \ -ˌmī \

Definition of Opisthomi

: a small order of freshwater carnivorous fishes of Africa and southern Asia that resemble eels and have modified tubular nostrils and highly developed olfactory organs

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Other Words from Opisthomi

opisthomous \ -​məs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Opisthomi

New Latin, plural of opisthomus with the shoulder behind from opisth- + Greek ōmos shoulder

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“Opisthomi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Opisthomi. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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