plural noun
Fis·​tu·​la·​ri·​idae | \ ˌfis(h)chələˈrīəˌdē \

Definition of Fistulariidae

: a family (type genus Fistularia) of hemibranchiate fishes of warm seas that have the head prolonged into a tube with the mouth terminal, that are otherwise structurally similar to the sticklebacks, and that comprise the cornetfishes

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History and Etymology for Fistulariidae

New Latin, from Fistularia, type genus (from Latin fistula + New Latin -aria) + -idae

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“Fistulariidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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