Definition of muraenid in US English:

muraenid

noun

Zoology
  • A fish of the family Muraenidae; a moray eel.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or belonging to the family Muraenidae, which comprises the moray eels; of or relating to muraenids.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

muraenid

/mjʊˈriːnɪd/