Holoptychiidae

plural noun
Hol·​op·​ty·​chi·​idae | \ ˌhäləptəˈkīəˌdē, ˌhōl- \

Definition of Holoptychiidae

: a family of Devonian fishes (order Rhipidistia) having unossified vertebrae, teeth of complicated structure, and the body covered with imbricating cycloid enameled scales

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History and Etymology for Holoptychiidae

New Latin, from Holoptychius, type genus + -idae

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“Holoptychiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holoptychiidae. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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