Definition of myctophid in English:

myctophid

Pronunciation /ˈmɪktəfɪd/ /mɪkˈtɒfɪd/

noun

Zoology
  • Any of various small deep-water marine fishes constituting the family Myctophidae, characterized by luminous organs along the sides.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or belonging to the family Myctophidae.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in John Roxborough Norman (1898–1944). From scientific Latin Myctophidae, family name from Myctophum, genus name + -idae.