Balistes

noun
Ba·​lis·​tes | \ bəˈli(ˌ)stēz \

Definition of Balistes

: the type genus of Balistidae

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History and Etymology for Balistes

New Latin, from Latin balista, ballista; from the way in which the first spine snaps down when pressure is applied on the second spine

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“Balistes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balistes. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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