Scaroid
Scaroid Sca"roid, a. [Scarus + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Scarid[ae]}, a family of marine fishes including the parrot fishes. [1913 Webster]

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  • scaroid — n. & adj. n. any colourful marine fish of the family Scaridae, native to tropical and temperate seas, including the scarus. adj. of or relating to this family. * * * I. ˈska(a)ˌrȯid adjective Etymology: New Latin Scarus + English oid :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scaroid — scar·oid …   English syllables

  • scaroid —   a.,n. (fish) like parrot fish, or belonging to parrot fish family of fishes …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Scaridae — Scaroid Sca roid, a. [Scarus + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Scarid[ae]}, a family of marine fishes including the parrot fishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pharyngognathi — Phar yn*gog na*thi, n. pl. [NL. See {Pharynx}, and {Gnathic}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A division of fishes in which the lower pharyngeal bones are united. It includes the scaroid, labroid, and embioticoid fishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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