Coryphaenidae

plural noun
Cor·​y·​phae·​ni·​dae | \ ˌkȯrəˈfēnəˌdē \

Definition of Coryphaenidae

: a family (coextensive with the genus Coryphaena) of large active pelagic percoid fishes comprising the dolphinfish

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Other Words from Coryphaenidae

coryphaenoid \ -​ˌnȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Coryphaenidae

New Latin, from Coryphaena, type genus (from Greek koryphaina dolphin, probably from koryphē) + -idae

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“Coryphaenidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coryphaenidae. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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