Definition of syngnathid in English:

syngnathid

Syllabification: syng·na·thid
Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGnəˌTHid, ˈsiNGɡnə-
 
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noun

Any of a family of fish with an elongated snout and no ventral and first dorsal fins. It includes the sea moths, seahorses, and trumpet fish.
More example sentences
  • In terms of their reproductive ecology, the syngnathids studied thus far fall into two broad categories.
  • The significance of syngnathids to conservation was recognized through their blanket protection in South Australia.
  • Thus, most syngnathids appear largely confined to the uptake of small invertebrates.

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