Batoidei

plural noun
Ba·​toi·​dei | \ bəˈtȯidēˌī \

Definition of Batoidei

: an order or suborder of Hypotremata comprising somewhat dorsoventrally flattened elasmobranch fishes including the skates, rays, guitarfishes, sawfishes, and sometimes torpedoes

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History and Etymology for Batoidei

New Latin, from Batis + -oidei

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“Batoidei.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Batoidei. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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