Em`bi*ot"o*coid (?), a. [NL. Embiotoca, the name of one genus + -oid.] Zool.

Belonging to, or resembling, the Embiotocidae.

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n.

One of a family of fishes (Embiotocidae) abundant on the coast of California, remarkable for being viviparous; -- also called surf fishes and viviparous fishes. See Illust. in Append.

 

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