plural noun
Dac·​ty·​lo·​pter·​i·​dae | \ ˌdaktə(ˌ)lōˈterəˌdē, -tələˈ-\

Definition of Dactylopteridae

: a family (type genus Dactylopterus) of the order Scleroparei comprising marine fishes with greatly elongated pectoral fins — see flying gurnard

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History and Etymology for Dactylopteridae

New Latin, from Dactylopterus, type genus (from dactyl- + -pterus) + -idae

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