Clinidae

plural noun

Clin·​i·​dae
ˈklinəˌdē
: a family of viviparous blennies widely distributed in the intertidal zone of temperate and tropical seas and especially abundant in California and southern Africa

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Clinus, type genus + -idae

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“Clinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clinidae. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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