Cetomimidae

plural noun

Ce·​to·​mim·​i·​dae
-ˈmiməˌdē
: a family of small feeble degenerate deep-sea fishes (order Iniomi) resembling whales in shape and in having smooth black skin

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cetomimus, type genus (from cet- + -mimus) + -idae

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

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