Definition of gadoid in English:

gadoid

Line breaks: gad¦oid
Pronunciation: /ˈgeɪdɔɪd
 
, ˈga-/

noun

Zoology
  • A bony fish of an order (Gadiformes) that comprises the cods, hakes, and their relatives.
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    • Most assessments on capture-induced skin injury have been conducted on gadoids and herring.
    • Rockling fry, like those of other gadoids, drift at the surface for their first few months.
    • By-catches of gadoids and hake in the Nephrops fisheries are often considerable.

adjective

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  • Relating to or denoting the gadoids.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin gadus (from Greek gados 'cod') + -oid.

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