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

Definition of Crocodylidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Crocodylidae

New Latin, from Crocodylus, type genus + -idae

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“Crocodylidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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