plural noun Ce·pol·i·dae \sə̇ˈpäləˌdē, -pōl-\

Definition of Cepolidae

  1. :  a family of elongated marine percoid fishes having the dorsal and anal fins elongated and confluent at the end of the pointed tail — see ribbonfish 1b

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Origin and Etymology of cepolidae

New Latin, from Cepola, type genus (Linnaean name of unknown origin) + -idae

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