Cheilodactylidae

plural noun
Chei·​lo·​dac·​tyl·​i·​dae | \ ¦kī(ˌ)lōˌdakˈtiləˌdē \

Definition of Cheilodactylidae

: a family of marine percoid fishes resembling members of the family Serranidae and widely distributed in the southern Pacific — see morwong

History and Etymology for Cheilodactylidae

New Latin, from Cheilodactylus, type genus (from chil- + Greek daktylos finger) + -idae

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“Cheilodactylidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cheilodactylidae. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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