Definition of ommastrephid in US English:

ommastrephid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the squids of the family Ommastrephidae, which are of medium to large size and have large terminal fins.

noun

Zoology
  • A squid of the family Ommastrephidae.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in New Scientist. From scientific Latin Ommastrephidae, family (formerly subfamily) name from Ommastrephes, genus name from ancient Greek ὄμμα eye + στρέϕειν to turn + -idae.

Pronunciation

ommastrephid

/ˌɒməˈstrɛfɪd/