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embiotocoid


embiotocoid


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embiotocoid  \Em`bi*ot"o*coid\,  a.  [NL.  Embiotoca  the  name  of 
  one  genus  +  -oid.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Belonging  to  or  resembling,  the  {Embiotocid[ae]}.  --  n.  One 
  of  a  family  of  fishes  ({Embiotocid[ae]})  abundant  on  the 
  coast  of  California,  remarkable  for  being  viviparous;  --  also 
  called  {surf  fishes}  and  {viviparous  fishes}.  See  Illust.  in 
  Append.