Alepisaurus

noun

Alep·​i·​sau·​rus
¦ā-ˌle-pə-ˈsȯr-əs
: a genus (order Iniomi) of large slender scaleless active and predaceous deep-sea fishes comprising the handsaw fishes

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alepisaurus was in 1833

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“Alepisaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alepisaurus. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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