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Definition of "cyprinid" [cyprinid]

  • Any of numerous often small freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, which includes the minnows, carps, and shiners. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or belonging to the family Cyprinidae. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cyprinid" in a sentence
  • "The high similarity between the goldfish and zebrafish olfactory systems allowed the creation of a 'cyprinid' olfactory epithelium library estimated to represent circa 70\% of the transcriptome."
  • "While the warmer-water percid and cyprinid species are restricted to the southwest and unlikely to extend their range to the north (unless moved by humans) because of dispersal barriers [18], the euryhaline salmonids are able to move from estuary to estuary as conditions allow."
  • "In Lake Tana, which is the source of the Blue Nile in the Ethiopian Highlands, about a quarter of the nearly 65 fish species are endemic, including a loach Nemacheilus abyssinicus and 14 large cyprinid barbs."