Definition of gadoid in English:

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gadoid

Pronunciation: /ˈɡādoid/
/ˈɡaˌdoid/

noun

Zoology
A bony fish of an order (Gadiformes) that comprises the cods, hakes, and their relatives.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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