Pomacentroid
Pomacentroid Po`ma*cen"troid, a. [Gr. ? a cover + ? a prickle + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the {Pomacentrid[ae]}, a family of bright-colored tropical fishes having spiny opercula; -- often called {coral fishes}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pomacentroid — adjective or noun see pomacentridae * * * pomacentroid, a. and n. (pəʊməˈsɛntrɔɪd) [f. mod.L. Pōmacentrus (Lacépède 1802), generic name (f. Gr. πῶµα lid, cover + κέντρον centre) + oid.] a. adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling the Pomacentridæ, a …   Useful english dictionary

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  • coral fishes — Pomacentroid Po ma*cen troid, a. [Gr. ? a cover + ? a prickle + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pertaining to the {Pomacentrid[ae]}, a family of bright colored tropical fishes having spiny opercula; often called {coral fishes}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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