Percomorphi

plural noun
Per·​co·​mor·​phi

Definition of Percomorphi

: the largest order of teleost fishes comprising typically small or moderate-sized more or less streamlined or fusiform fishes with the ventral fin possessing not more than one spine and five rays and the first dorsal fin always spinose, being divided into a number of suborders, and including the perches, basses, gobies, mackerels, blennies, and numerous related forms

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Other Words from Percomorphi

percomorphous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗fəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Percomorphi

New Latin, from Latin perca perch + New Latin -o- + -morphi (from Greek morphē form)

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“Percomorphi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Percomorphi. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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