Gempylidae

plural noun
Gem·​pyl·​i·​dae | \ jemˈpiləˌdē \

Definition of Gempylidae

: a family of elongated oily-fleshed percomorph fishes of open seas that resemble mackerels and comprise the escolars

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History and Etymology for Gempylidae

New Latin, from Gempylus, type genus (from Greek gempylos young tunny) + -idae

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“Gempylidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gempylidae. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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