plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Crocodylus, type genus + -idae

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“Crocodylidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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