plural noun Croc·o·dyl·i·dae \-ˈdiləˌdē\

Definition of Crocodylidae

  1. :  a family of the order Loricata variously construed as including all recent and some fossil crocodilians or as comprising only the true crocodiles, the alligators, caimans, and gavials being excluded

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Origin and Etymology of crocodylidae

New Latin, from Crocodylus, type genus + -idae

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