soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
Syn: ↑cyprinid fish
Hypernyms: ↑cypriniform fish
Member Holonyms: ↑Cyprinidae, ↑family Cyprinidae
of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae
Syn: ↑cyprinoid
Pertains to noun: ↑Cyprinidae (for: ↑cyprinoid), ↑Cyprinidae

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cyprinid Ichth.
[f. mod.L. Cyprīnidæ, the family of fresh-water fishes of which the carp, cyprīnus, is the type.]
A fish of the carp family. So cyˈpriniform a., carp-like in structure.

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