Osphromenidae

plural noun Os·phro·men·i·dae \ˌäsfrəˈmenəˌdē\

Definition of Osphromenidae

in some classifications

  1. :  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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