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A fish of the family Muraenidae; a moray eel.
Of or belonging to the family Muraenidae, which comprises the moray eels; of or relating to muraenids.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Muraenidae, family name from Muraena, genus name + -idae. Compare slightly earlier French Murénides.
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