plural noun
Ba·​lan·​i·​dae | \ bəˈlanəˌdē \

Definition of Balanidae

: a family of highly evolved sessile barnacles comprising the acorn barnacles

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First Known Use of Balanidae

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Balanidae

New Latin, from Balanus, type genus + -idae

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“Balanidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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