plural noun
Chan·​i·​dae | \ ˈkanəˌdē \

Definition of Chanidae

: a family of rather large brilliant silvery toothless fishes related to the herrings and including among recent forms only a milkfish (Chanos chanos)

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History and Etymology for Chanidae

New Latin, from Chanos, type genus (from Greek chanos mouth) + New Latin -idae

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“Chanidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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