n.1.(Zool.) A marine fish of the family Chætodontidæ. The chætodonts have broad, compressed bodies, and usually bright colors.
a.1.Of or pertaining to the Chætodonts or the family Chætodontidæ.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A revision of the chaetodont fishes of the subfamily Pomacanthinae.