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Webster 1913 Edition


Xiphioid

Xiph′i-oid

,
Adj.
[
Xiphius
+
-oid
.]
(Zool.)
Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cetacean of the genus
Xiphius
or family
Xiphiidae
.

Definition 2021


xiphioid

xiphioid

English

Adjective

xiphioid (comparative more xiphioid, superlative most xiphioid)

  1. (zoology) resembling or related to the genus Xiphias (swordfish).
  2. (zoology) resembling or related to the family Xiphiidae (a group of fish).

Noun

xiphioid (plural xiphioids)

  1. (zoology) Any member of the genus Xiphias or family Xiphiidae.