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perciform Line breaks: perci|form
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːsɪfɔːm/

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Definition of perciform in English:


Relating to fishes of an order (Perciformes) that comprises those resembling the perches. This is the largest vertebrate order and includes nearly half of all bony fishes.


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A perciform fish.


Late 19th century: from modern Latin Perciformes (plural), from Latin perca 'perch' + forma 'shape'.

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