plural noun Ath·er·in·i·dae

Definition of Atherinidae

  1. :  a family of small spiny-finned fishes of both salt and fresh water, all having a silvery band along the sides sometimes underlaid by black pigment — see silversides

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Origin and Etymology of atherinidae

New Latin, from Atherina, type genus + -idae

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a brief usually trivial fact

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