noun Alo·pi·as \əˈlōpēəs\

Definition of Alopias

  1. :  a monotypic genus of elasmobranch fishes that comprises the thresher sharks and is usually included in the Lamnidae but sometimes made the type and sole representative of a separate family

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Origin and Etymology of alopias

New Latin, modification of Greek alōpekias thresher shark

First Known Use: 1831

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