noun Chae·to·dip·ter·us \-ˈdiptərəs\

Definition of Chaetodipterus

  1. :  a genus of spadefishes (family Ephippidae) found in warm seas along both coasts of America and distinguished by protractile premaxillaries and dorsal spines of unequal length

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Origin and Etymology of chaetodipterus

New Latin, from chaet- + Greek dipteros two-winged — more at dipterous

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to cast off or become cast off

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