plural noun
Blen·​ni·​idae | \ bleˈnīəˌdē \

Definition of Blenniidae

: a large family of small carnivorous marine fishes comprising the typical blennies and with related forms constituting a suborder of the Percomorphi — see blennioidea

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History and Etymology for Blenniidae

New Latin, from Blennius, type genus (from Latin, a sea fish) + -idae

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“Blenniidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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