characid


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char·a·cid

 (kăr′ə-sĭd) also char·a·cin (-sĭn)
n.
Any of numerous freshwater fishes of the family Characidae, which includes the tetras.

[From New Latin Characidae, family name, from Greek kharax, kharak-, a kind of sea bream.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.characid - any freshwater fish of the family Characinidaecharacid - any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
Characidae, family Characidae - tropical freshwater fishes of Africa and South America and Central America
tetra - brightly colored tropical freshwater fishes
cardinal tetra, Paracheirodon axelrodi - small bright red and blue aquarium fish from streams in Brazil and Colombia
caribe, pirana, piranha - small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals
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This pattern is not unusual in the Serra do Roncador (see for example Characid sp.
Evidence for dispersal of fig seeds by the fruit-eating characid fish Brycon quatemalensis Regan in a Costa Rican tropical rain forest.
Oxidative stress biomarkers in the freshwater characid fish, Brycon cephalus, exposed to organophosphorus insecticide Folisuper 600 (methyl parathion).
The effects of selenium on oxidative stress biomarkers in the freshwater characid fish matrinxa (Brycon cephalus) (Gunther, 1869) exposed to organophosphate insecticide Folisuper 600 BR (methyl parathion).