Pronunciation: (pûr'koid), [key]
1. belonging to the Percoidea, a group of acanthopterygian fishes comprising the true perches and related families, and constituting one of the largest natural groups of fishes.
2. resembling a perch. Also,per•coi•de•anPronunciation: (pur-koi'dē-un). [key]
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