-oid, -oidal, -oidism, -odic
(Greek: a suffix; like, resembling, similar to, form)
2. Any of a group of substances related to vitamin A and functioning like vitamin A in the body.
2. Resembling a rod.
2. Any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses, ferns, fungi, etc.
2. A small epithelioid tubercle-like lesion characteristic of sarcoidosis (chronic multisystem disease).
They usually have several rows of sharp teeth, normally with a pair of particularly large, canine-like teeth projecting from the lower jaw.
The family contains about 450 species of serranids in 64 genera, including sea basses and groupers (typically having stout bodies and large mouths).