plural noun Co·chli·o·don·ti·dae

Definition of Cochliodontidae

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

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.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of cochliodontidae

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Cochliodontidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!