Definition of Cyprinodontidae
: a large family (order Microcyprini) of small scaly-headed soft-finned fishes that feed on water plants and insects and include the typical killifishes of the northern hemisphere
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Origin and Etymology of cyprinodontidae
New Latin, from Cyprinodont- Cyprinodon, type genus + -idae
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