Pomacentridae

plural noun Po·ma·cen·tri·dae

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

pomacentroid

adjective 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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