Definition of mormyrid in US English:

mormyrid

noun

Zoology
  • Any of various thick-bodied freshwater fishes of the African family Mormyridae, many of which possess electric organs and some of which have an elongated snout resembling an elephant's trunk.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the family Mormyridae; characteristic of a mormyrid.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From scientific Latin Mormyridae, family name from mormyrus + -idae.

Pronunciation

mormyrid

/ˈmɔːmɪrɪd/