plural noun
sal·​mo·​noi·​dea | \ ˌsalməˈnȯidēə \

Definition of salmonoidea

: a suborder of soft-finned fishes (order Isospondyli) that includes the salmons and trouts and numerous other forms (as the graylings, smelts, and capelins) having an adipose fin

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History and Etymology for salmonoidea

New Latin, from Salmon-, Salmo + -oidea or -oidei

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“Salmonoidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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