monacanthid

adjective
mon·​a·​can·​thid | \ ¦mänə¦kan(t)thə̇d \
variants: or less commonly monacanthine \ -​thə̇n , -​nˌthīn \

Definition of monacanthid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the Monacanthidae

monacanthid

noun
\ " \
variants: or less commonly monacanthine \ " \
plural -s

Definition of monacanthid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a monacanthid fish

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History and Etymology for monacanthid

Adjective

monacanthid from New Latin Monacanthidae; monacanthine from New Latin Monacanthus, genus of fishes + English -ine

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“Monacanthid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monacanthid. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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