Definition of percophid in English:

percophid

noun

Zoology
rare
  • A fish of the perciform family Percophidae, which comprises slender deep-sea fishes having a flattened head and projecting lower jaw.

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • Of, relating to, or designating fishes of the family Percophidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Percophidae, family name from Percophis, genus name + classical Latin -idae.

Pronunciation

percophid

/pəːˈkəʊfɪd//pəːˈkɒfɪd/