Aeto·​bat·​i·​dae | \ ā-ˌe-tə-ˈba-tə-ˌdē, ā-ˌē- \

Definition of Aetobatidae

taxonomic synonym of myliobatidae

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History and Etymology for Aetobatidae

borrowed from New Latin Aëtobatidae, from Aëtobatus, a genus comprising the eagle rays (from Greek āetós, aietós “eagle” + -o- -o- + bátos, “bramble, thornback ray (or a similar fish)”) + -idae -idae

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“Aetobatidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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