Definition of Osphromenidae
in some classifications
: a family of freshwater fishes of southeastern Asia and Africa including the gouramis and a number of favored aquarium fishes and usually included in the same family (Anabantidae) as the genus Anabas
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Origin and Etymology of osphromenidae
New Latin, from Osphromenus, type genus (from Greek osphromenos, aorist participle of osphrainesthai to smell, catch the scent of) + -idae; from a resemblance of certain organs to another supposed by the namer to be an organ of smell; akin to Greek ozein to smell
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