Definition of pomacentrid in English:

pomacentrid

Pronunciation /ˌpəʊməˈsɛntrɪd/

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to or resembling a fish of the family Pomacentridae, which comprises typically small, frequently brightly coloured fishes of temperate and tropical seas and includes the damselfishes.

noun

Zoology
  • A pomacentrid fish.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Pomacentrus, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Pomacentridae, family name.