Coelacanthidae

plural noun Coe·la·can·thi·dae \ ˌsēləˈkan(t)thəˌdē \

Definition of Coelacanthidae

:a family of crossopterygian fishes usually regarded as coextensive with the order Actinistia — compare latimeria

coelacanthine

\-an(t)thə̇n\ adjective

coelacanthoid

\-anˌthȯid\ adjective or noun

coelacanthous

\-an(t)thəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of coelacanthidae

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


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