plural noun En·chel·y·ceph·a·li \(ˌ)enˌkeləˈsefəˌlī\

Definition of Enchelycephali

in some classifications

  1. :  a suborder of Apodes including the common eels

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Origin and Etymology of enchelycephali

New Latin, from Greek enchelys eel + New Latin -cephali (plural of -cephalus) — more at anguis

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a trip made at another's expense

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