plural noun
Con·​gi·​o·​pod·​i·​dae | \ ˌkänjē(ˌ)ōˈpädə̇ˌdē \

Definition of Congiopodidae

: a small family (type genus Congiopodus) of marine fishes (order Scleroparei) of the tropical southern hemisphere having a compressed elongated body, a pronounced snout, a small protractile mouth, and a head partly covered with bony plates

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History and Etymology for Congiopodidae

New Latin, from Congiopodus, type genus (probably irregular from New Latin Conger + Greek pod-, pous foot) + -idae

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“Congiopodidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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