Percesoces

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percesoces

(Science: zoology) An order of fishes including the gray mullets (mugil), the barracudas, the silversides, and other related fishes. So called from their relation both to perches and to pikes.

Origin: NL, fr. L. Perca a perch _ esox, -ocis, a pike.