Definition of Pomacentridae
: a family of small usually brightly colored marine percoid fishes having only two spines in the anal fin and comprising the damselfishes of tropical coral reefs
pomacentroidadjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of pomacentridae
New Latin, from Pomacentrus, type genus (from Greek pōmat-, pōma lid, cover + kentron sharp point) + -idae; akin to Skr pāti he protects
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