cyprinoid


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cyprinoid

(ˈsɪprɪˌnɔɪd; sɪˈpraɪnɔɪd)
adj
1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyprinoidea, a large suborder of teleost fishes including the cyprinids, characins, electric eels, and loaches
2. (Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling the carp
n
(Animals) any fish belonging to the Cyprinoidea
[C19: from Latin cyprīnus carp]
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Adj.1.cyprinoid - of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae
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A survey of metacercariae in cyprinoid fish in Nakhon Ratchasima, Northeast Thailand.
Researches upon the cyprinoid fishes inhabiting the fresh waters of the United States of America, west of the Mississippi Valley, from specimens in the museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
Researches upon the cyprinoid fishes inhabiting the fresh waters of the United States, west of the Mississippi Valley, from specimens in the museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
Bloor said: "I was able to tell them it was a silver carp, a cyprinoid originally bred in the Far East and on the continent where it is valued in fishery management for its ability to help keep waters clear.