plural noun
Ga·​vi·​al·​i·​dae | \ ˌgāvēˈaləˌdē \

Definition of Gavialidae

in some classifications
: a family of crocodilians comprising the gavials and a few related extinct forms

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History and Etymology for Gavialidae

New Latin, from Gavialis, type genus (from French gavial) + -idae

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“Gavialidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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