etheostomoidmedical dictionary

<zoology> Pertaining to, or like, the genus Etheostoma.

Any fish of the genus Etheostoma and related genera, allied to the perches; also called darter. The etheostomoids are small and often bright-coloured fishes inhabiting the fresh waters of North America. About seventy species are known. See Darter.

Origin: NL. Etheostoma name of a genus.

(01 Mar 1998)

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