Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mammalogy See ziphioid.
  • Resembling the swordfish; related to the swordfish; belonging to the Xiphiidæ, or having their characters. Also xiphiiform.
  • noun A member of the family Xiphiidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cetacean of the genus Xiphius or family Xiphiidæ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology resembling or related to the genus Xiphias (swordfish).
  • adjective zoology resembling or related to the family Xiphiidae (a group of fish).
  • noun zoology Any member of the genus Xiphias or family Xiphiidae.

Etymologies

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From ξιϕία (xiphia), from ξίϕος (xiphos, "sword") +‎ -oid

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  • I wonder whether there exist any xiphoid xiphioids.

    January 10, 2009

  • Knifefish are xiphoid but not xiphioid.

    January 10, 2009