percoid [pur-koid] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. belonging to the Percoidea, a group of acanthopterygian fishes comprising the true perches and related families, and constituting one of the largest natural groups of fishes.
  2. resembling a perch.

Also per·coi·de·an [per-koi-dee-uh n] /pərˈkɔɪ di ən/. Origin of percoid 1830–40; Latin perc(a) perch2 + -oid Examples from the Web for percoid Historical Examples of percoid

  • It is the most typical group among the percoid (perchlike) fishes.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • British Dictionary definitions for percoid percoid percoidean (pəˈkɔɪdɪən) adjective

    1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Percoidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes including the perches, sea bass, red mullet, cichlids, etc
    2. of, relating to, or resembling a perch


    1. any fish belonging to the suborder Percoidea

    Word Origin for percoid C19: from Latin perca perch ² + -oid

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