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

Definition of Cheilodactylidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of cheilodactylidae

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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