plural noun Cat·o·stom·i·dae \ˌkatəˈstäməˌdē\

Definition of Catostomidae

  1. :  a family of freshwater fishes (order Ostariophysi) consisting of the suckers and being closely related to and sometimes included in the Cyprinidae


\kəˈtästəˌmȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of catostomidae

New Latin, from Catostomus, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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