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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Cheilodactylidae

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Cheilodactylidae

Dictionary Entries Near Cheilodactylidae

cheilion

Cheilodactylidae

Cheilospirura

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Cheilodactylidae

Cite this Entry

“Cheilodactylidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cheilodactylidae. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!