Definition of myctophiform in English:

myctophiform

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the order Myctophiformes (subclass Actinopterygii), which comprises marine fishes having a slender body, a single dorsal fin, and a forked tail, and which includes the lanternfishes.

noun

Zoology
  • A fish belonging to the order Myctophiformes.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Systematic Zoology. From scientific Latin Myctophiformes, order name (attributed to C. T. Regan, 1913) from Myctophum, genus name + -formes, plural of -formis.

Pronunciation

myctophiform

/mɪkˈtəʊfɪfɔːm/