Definition of Engystomatidae
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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