plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Congiopodidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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