plural noun
Gym·​noti·​dae | \ jimˈnätəˌdē, -nōt- \

Definition of Gymnotidae

: a family of South American cyprinoid fishes that sometimes includes the electric eel but is usually restricted to elongated forms lacking electric organs

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History and Etymology for Gymnotidae

New Latin, from Gymnotus, type genus + -idae

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“Gymnotidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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