Characidae

plural noun
Cha·​rac·​i·​dae | \ kəˈrasəˌdē \

Definition of Characidae

: a family of freshwater bony fishes (order Characiformes) consisting of the characins

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First Known Use of Characidae

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Characidae

New Latin, from Charac-, Charax, type genus (from Greek charak-, charax pointed stake, or a fish, probably the sea bream) +0 -idae

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The first known use of Characidae was in 1911

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“Characidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Characidae. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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