plural noun
Ga·​le·​o·​rhin·​i·​dae | \ ˌgālēōˈrinəˌdē \

Definition of Galeorhinidae

1 in some classifications : a family of sharks equivalent to or more inclusive than Carchariidae
2 in some classifications : a family of sharks comprising the smooth dogfishes and related forms

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History and Etymology for Galeorhinidae

New Latin, from Galeorhinus, type genus + -idae

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“Galeorhinidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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