: a genus (the type of the family Echeneididae or Echeneidae) of marine fishes comprising the typical remoras

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, remora, from Greek echenēis, from echenēis that detains ships, from eche- (from echein to hold) + -nēis (from naus ship); from a supposed ability to slow down ships

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“Echeneis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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