plural noun
Al·​li·​ga·​tor·​i·​dae | \ ˌalə̇gəˈtȯrəˌdē \

Definition of Alligatoridae

in some classifications
: a family of crocodilians comprising the alligators and the caimans

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First Known Use of Alligatoridae

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alligatoridae

New Latin, from Alligator, type genus + -idae

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“Alligatoridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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