gobioid [goh-bee-oid] Word Origin adjective

  1. of or resembling a goby.


  1. a gobioid fish.

Origin of gobioid 1850–55; Latin gōbi(us) gudgeon + -oid British Dictionary definitions for gobioid gobioid adjective

  1. of or relating to the Gobioidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes that includes gobies and mudskippers (family Gobiidae) and sleepers (family Eleotridae)


  1. any gobioid fish

Word Origin for gobioid C19: from New Latin Gobioidea, from Latin gōbius gudgeon

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