plural noun

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

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Other Words from Pomacentridae

pomacentroid \ ¦⸗⸗¦sen‧ˌtrȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for 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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“Pomacentridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pomacentridae. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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