xiphioid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ξιϕία (ksiϕía), from ξίϕος (ksíϕos, sword) +‎ -oid

Adjective[edit]

xiphioid (comparative more xiphioid, superlative most xiphioid)

  1. (zoology) resembling or related to the genus Xiphias (swordfish).
  2. (zoology) resembling or related to the family Xiphiidae (a group of fish).

Noun[edit]

xiphioid (plural xiphioids)

  1. (zoology) Any member of the genus Xiphias or family Xiphiidae.