Alopias

noun

Alo·​pi·​as
əˈlōpēəs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, modification of Greek alōpekias thresher shark

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alopias was in 1831

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“Alopias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alopias. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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