plural noun

: a family of Carboniferous and Permian tectospondylic elasmobranch fishes having the few teeth broad and arched

Word History


New Latin, from Cochliodont-, Cochliodus, type genus (from cochli-, from Greek kochlos, a kind of shellfish + New Latin -odus) + -idae

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“Cochliodontidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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