Origin of cyprinodontfrom Classical Greek kyprinos, carp ( from kypros, sprig of henna, probably from Semitic as in Classical Hebrew (language) k?pher: in allusion to its color) + -odont
Any of various small fishes of the family Cyprinodontidae, which includes the pupfishes and formerly included the killifishes and topminnows.
Origin of cyprinodontLatin cyprīnus carp ( from Greek kuprīnos ; see cyprinid . ) -odont
Ancient Greek κυπρίνος (kuprinos, “carp”) + ὀδών (odon, “tooth”).