Catostomidae

plural noun

Cat·​o·​stom·​i·​dae
ˌkatəˈstäməˌdē
: a family of freshwater fishes (order Ostariophysi) consisting of the suckers and being closely related to and sometimes included in the Cyprinidae
catostomoid
kəˈtästəˌmȯid
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Catostomus, type genus + -idae

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“Catostomidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Catostomidae. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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