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

Definition of Embiotocidae

: a family of viviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes

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History and Etymology for Embiotocidae

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

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“Embiotocidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Embiotocidae. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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