Definition of petromyzontoid in English:

petromyzontoid

noun

Zoology
rare
  • A fish of the family Petromyzontidae or superfamily Petromyzontoidea; a lamprey.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Theodore Gill (1837–1914). From scientific Latin Petromyzont- + -oid, after Petromyzontidae. In later use after scientific Latin Petromyzontoidea, superfamily name.

Pronunciation

petromyzontoid

/ˌpɛtrə(ʊ)mʌɪˈzɒntɔɪd/