Idiosepiidae

plural noun
Id·​i·​o·​se·​pi·​idae | \ ˌidē(ˌ)ōsəˈpīəˌdē \

Definition of Idiosepiidae

: a family of squids that includes a single tiny squid (Idiosepius pygmaeus or Idiosepion pygmaeum) of the Indian ocean which lacks an internal shell and is considerably less than an inch in length

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History and Etymology for Idiosepiidae

New Latin, from Idiosepion or Idiosepius, type genus (from idio- + Greek sēpion cuttlefish bone) + -idae

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“Idiosepiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Idiosepiidae. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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