Definition of pomacentrid in English:

pomacentrid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to or resembling a fish of the family Pomacentridae, which comprises typically small, frequently brightly coloured fishes of temperate and tropical seas and includes the damselfishes.

noun

Zoology
  • A pomacentrid fish.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Pomacentrus, genus name (Lacépède Hist. nat. des poissons IV. 517; from ancient Greek πῶμα lid, cover + κέντρον: see centrum) + -id, after scientific Latin Pomacentridae, family name.

Pronunciation

pomacentrid

/ˌpəʊməˈsɛntrɪd/