Istiophoridae

plural noun

Is·​ti·​o·​phor·​i·​dae
ˌistēōˈfȯrəˌdē
: a family of large vigorous marine scombroid fishes comprising important food and sport fishes (as sailfishes, spearfishes, and marlins)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Istiophorus, type genus + -idae

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“Istiophoridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Istiophoridae. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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