plural noun Perc·es·o·ces \(ˈ)pər¦kesəˌsēz, -¦se-\

Definition of Percesoces

in some classifications

  1. :  a suborder of Percomorphi or sometimes a separate order including the gray mullets (Mugilidae), the barracudas, the silversides, and other related fishes


\-esəˌsīn\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of percesoces

New Latin, from Latin perca perch + esoces, plural of esox pike — more at perch, esox

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to cast off or become cast off

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