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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