Idiacanthus

noun Idi·acan·thus \ˌidēəˈkan(t)thəs\

Definition of Idiacanthus

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Idiacanthidae) of black deep-sea stomiatoid fishes that include a number of typical dragonfish

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Origin and Etymology of idiacanthus

New Latin, from Greek idios + New Latin -acanthus


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