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A bony fish of an order ("Gadiformes" ) that comprises the cods, hakes, and their relatives.
- ‘Rockling fry, like those of other gadoids, drift at the surface for their first few months.’
- ‘By-catches of gadoids and hake in the Nephrops fisheries are often considerable.’
- ‘Most assessments on capture-induced skin injury have been conducted on gadoids and herring.’
- ‘Thus, pelagic and early demersal growth appear to represent distinct stanzas in the growth history of these gadoids.’
- ‘There is a huge commercial interest in many gadoids all around the world.’
Relating to or denoting the gadoids.
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin gadus (from Greek gados ‘cod’) + -oid.
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