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

Definition of Callionymidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of callionymidae

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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