Cheilodactylidae

plural noun

Chei·​lo·​dac·​tyl·​i·​dae
¦kī(ˌ)lōˌdakˈtiləˌdē
: a family of marine percoid fishes resembling members of the family Serranidae and widely distributed in the southern Pacific see morwong

Word History

Etymology

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 27 May. 2024.

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