Definition of gobioid in English:

gobioid

adjective

Zoology
  • Originally: belonging to the family Gobiidae of perciform fishes (now rare). In later use: of or relating to the large suborder Gobioidei of perciform fishes (or any of its counterparts in other classifications), which comprises the family Gobiidae and certain other families.

noun

Zoology
  • A gobiid or gobioid fish.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From scientific Latin Gobius, genus name + -oid, originally after the former family names French gobioïdes, scientific Latin Gobioides, and scientific Latin Gobioidei.

Pronunciation

gobioid

/ˈɡəʊbɪɔɪd/