Alo·​pi·​as | \ əˈlōpēəs \

Definition of Alopias

: 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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First Known Use of Alopias

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alopias

New Latin, modification of Greek alōpekias thresher shark

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“Alopias.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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