Callionymidae

plural noun
Cal·​li·​o·​nym·​i·​dae | \ ˌkalēōˈniməˌdē \

Definition of Callionymidae

: a family of percomorph fishes widely distributed in shallow seas and comprising the dragonets

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History and Etymology for Callionymidae

New Latin, from Callionymus, type genus (from Greek kalliōnymos stargazer, from kalli- calli- + -ōnymos, from onyma, onoma name) + -idae

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“Callionymidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Callionymidae. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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