Plectropomus

noun Plec·trop·o·mus \plekˈträpəməs\

Definition of Plectropomus

  1. :  a genus comprising tropical Indo-Pacific percoid food fishes (as the coral cod of Australia) and others that are dangerously poisonous when eaten and being sometimes isolated in a separate family but usually included among the Serranidae

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Origin and Etymology of plectropomus

New Latin, from Greek plēktron + New Latin -pomus (from Greek pōma lid, cover); akin to Greek pōy herd, flock


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