an·​a·​ban·​tid | \ ˌanəˈbantə̇d \

Definition of anabantid

: of or relating to the genus Anabas or the family Anabantidae

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First Known Use of anabantid

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anabantid

New Latin Anabantidae, from Anabant-, Anabas, type genus + -idae

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“Anabantid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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