Polymixia

noun

Poly·​mix·​ia
-ˈmiksēə
: a genus of small deep-sea berycoid fishes coextensive with the family Polymixiidae and resembling the squirrelfishes but having smooth scales and a pair of barbels on the chin
polymixiid
¦⸗⸗¦⸗sēə̇d
noun or adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek, mixture of many components, from poly- + mixis act of mixing (from mignynai to mix) + -ia -y

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“Polymixia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polymixia. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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