plural noun
Car·​cha·​rhin·​i·​dae | \ ˌkärkəˈrinəˌdē \

Definition of Carcharhinidae

: a large cosmopolitan family of sharks with no spines in the dorsal fin and comprising the requiem sharks

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History and Etymology for Carcharhinidae

New Latin, from Carcharhinus, type genus + -idae

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“Carcharhinidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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