Embiotocidae

plural noun Em·bi·o·toc·i·dae \ˌembēəˈtäsəˌdē, -tōs-\

Definition of Embiotocidae

  1. :  a family of viviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes

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Origin and Etymology of embiotocidae

New Latin, from Embiotoca, type genus (from Greek embios having life + -toca, from tokos offspring, from tiktein to bear, beget) + -idae — more at embiaria, thane


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