plural noun Brach·ion·ich·thy·i·dae \ˌbrakēəˌnikˈthīəˌdē\

Definition of Brachionichthyidae

  1. :  a family of pediculate fishes comprising the handfishes and distinguished by highly modified pectoral fins that resemble hands

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Origin and Etymology of brachionichthyidae

New Latin, from Brachionichthys, type genus (from Greek brachion-, brachiōn arm + ichthys fish) + -idae — more at brace, ichthus

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to cast off or become cast off

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