plural noun
Er·​y·​thrin·​i·​dae | \ ˌerəˈthrinəˌdē \

Definition of Erythrinidae

: a family of carnivorous South American river fishes that resemble the pikes but are related to and often included in the family Characidae

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History and Etymology for Erythrinidae

New Latin, from Erythrinus, type genus (from Greek erythrinos, a kind of fish, from erythr- + -inos -ine) + -idae

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“Erythrinidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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