Definition of monacanthid in English:

monacanthid

adjective

  • Of or relating to the family Monacanthidae (sometimes included within the family Balistidae), which comprises the filefishes.

noun

  • A fish of the family Monacanthidae ; a filefish.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense).

Pronunciation

monacanthid

/mɒnəˈkanθɪd/