Engystomatidae

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

Definition of Engystomatidae

taxonomic synonym of brevicipitidae

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Engystomatidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Engystomatidae. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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