Definition of mormyrid in English:

mormyrid

Pronunciation /ˈmɔːmɪrɪd/

noun

  • Any of various thick-bodied freshwater fishes of the African family Mormyridae, many of which possess electric organs and some of which have an elongated snout resembling an elephant's trunk.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the family Mormyridae ; characteristic of a mormyrid.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From scientific Latin Mormyridae, family name from mormyrus + -idae.