En·gys·to·mat·i·dae \(ˌ)enˌjistəˈmatəˌdē, (ˌ)eŋˌgistəˈm-; ˌenj|ə̇stōˈm, ˌeŋg|, |ēstōˈm-\

Definition of Engystomatidae

  1. taxonomic synonym of brevicipitidae

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Origin and Etymology of engystomatidae

New Latin, from Engystomat-, Engystoma (probably influenced in meaning by German eng narrow, from Old High German engi), former name of an included genus (from Greek engys near + New Latin -stomat-, -stoma -stoma) + -idae — more at anger

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