noun Zo·ar·ces \zōˈärˌsēz\

Definition of Zoarces

  1. :  the type genus of the family Zoarcidae

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Origin and Etymology of zoarces

New Latin, from Greek zōarkēs life-supporting, from zōē life + -arkēs supporting (from arkein to defend, support) — more at quick, ark

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to cast off or become cast off

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