Alepisaurus

noun Alep·i·sau·rus \¦ā-ˌle-pə-ˈsȯr-əs\

Definition of Alepisaurus

  1. :  a genus (order Iniomi) of large slender scaleless active and predaceous deep-sea fishes comprising the handsaw fishes

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Origin and Etymology of alepisaurus

New Latin, from Greek alepis without scales (from a- 2a- + lepis scale) + New Latin -saurus


First Known Use: 1833


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