plural noun Echel·i·dae \ə̇ˈkeləˌdē, ēˈ-\

Definition of Echelidae

  1. :  a family of small tropical eels comprising the worm eels

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Origin and Etymology of echelidae

New Latin, probably from Echelus, type genus (probably modification of Greek enchelys eel) + -idae — more at anguis

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