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char·a·cid(kăr′ə-sĭd) also char·a·cin (-sĭn)
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.]
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|Noun||1.||characid - 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
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