plural noun Bat·ra·choi·di·dae

Definition of Batrachoididae

  1. :  a family of marine fishes (order Haplodoci) having the head large and depressed and the mouth very wide and including the common toadfishes

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Origin and Etymology of batrachoididae

New Latin, from Batrachoides, type genus (from Greek batrachos frog + New Latin -oides) + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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