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

Definition of Percesoces

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

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Other Words from Percesoces

percesocine \ -​esəˌsīn \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Percesoces

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

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“Percesoces.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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