[oh-fid-ee-id, of-i-dahy-id, oh-fi-] /oʊˈfɪd i ɪd, ˌɒf ɪˈdaɪ ɪd, ˌoʊ fɪ-/

any fish of the family Ophidiidae, comprising the cusk-eels.
belonging or pertaining to the family Ophidiidae.


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