plural noun
Is·​ti·​o·​phor·​i·​dae | \ ˌistēōˈfȯrəˌdē \

Definition of Istiophoridae

: a family of large vigorous marine scombroid fishes comprising important food and sport fishes (as sailfishes, spearfishes, and marlins)

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History and Etymology for Istiophoridae

New Latin, from Istiophorus, type genus + -idae

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“Istiophoridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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