Chauliodontidae

plural noun Chau·li·o·don·ti·dae \kȯˌlīəˈdäntəˌdē, ˌkȯlēōˈd-\

Definition of Chauliodontidae

  1. :  a widely distributed family (order Isospondyli) of large-headed long-bodied deep-sea fishes with large mouths and greatly enlarged fangs

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Origin and Etymology of chauliodontidae

New Latin, from Chauliodont-, Chauliodus, type genus (from Greek chauliodont-, chauliodous with projecting teeth, from chauli-—irregular from chaunos wide open, loose, foolish, from the stem of chaos space, abyss, genitive chaous—+ -odont-, -odous, from odont-, odōn tooth) + -idae — more at gum, tooth


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