Esocidae

plural noun
Esoc·​i·​dae | \ ə̇ˈsäsəˌdē, ēˈ- \

Definition of Esocidae

: a family of elongated voracious freshwater fishes (order Haplomi) coextensive with the genus Esox and comprising the pikes, pickerels, and muskellunges

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History and Etymology for Esocidae

New Latin, from Esoc-, Esox, type genus + -idae

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“Esocidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Esocidae. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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