Percomorphi

plural noun Per·co·mor·phi

Definition of Percomorphi

  1. :  the largest order of teleost fishes comprising typically small or moderate-sized more or less streamlined or fusiform fishes with the ventral fin possessing not more than one spine and five rays and the first dorsal fin always spinose, being divided into a number of suborders, and including the perches, basses, gobies, mackerels, blennies, and numerous related forms

percomorphous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of percomorphi

New Latin, from Latin perca perch + New Latin -o- + -morphi (from Greek morphē form) — more at perch, form


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