plural noun Gon·o·sto·mat·i·dae \ˌgänəstōˈmatəˌdē\

Definition of Gonostomatidae

  1. :  a small family of slender elongate deep-sea isospondylous fishes of the Pacific and Indian oceans — compare viperfish

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Origin and Etymology of gonostomatidae

New Latin, from Gonostomat-, Gonostoma, type genus (from gon- + stomat-, stoma mouth) + -idae — more at stomach

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