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

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 Oct. 2022.

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