Coelacanthidae

plural noun

Coe·​la·​can·​thi·​dae
ˌsēləˈkan(t)thəˌdē
: a family of crossopterygian fishes usually regarded as coextensive with the order Actinistia compare latimeria
coelacanthine
¦⸗⸗¦kanˌthīn
-an(t)thə̇n
adjective
coelacanthoid
-anˌthȯid
adjective or noun
coelacanthous
-an(t)thəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Coelacanthus, type genus (from coel- + -acanthus) + -idae

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“Coelacanthidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coelacanthidae. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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