plural noun

Definition of Diodontidae

: a family of blocky to nearly spherical plectognath fishes that live in warm shallow seas and have the body covered with spines and the teeth fused into a cutting plate in each jaw — see porcupine fish

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History and Etymology for Diodontidae

New Latin, from Diodont-, Diodon, type genus + -idae

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“Diodontidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diodontidae. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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