Definition of Ariidae
: a family of marine fishes (order Ostariophysi) comprising the sea catfishes and usually having a bony buckler from the skull to the dorsal spine — compare crucifix fish
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Origin and Etymology of ariidae
borrowed from New Latin, from Arius, type genus (from the specific epithet of Pimelodus arius—now Arius arius— borrowed from a Bengali word of uncertain form) + -idae -idae
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