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

Definition of Istiophoridae

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

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Origin and Etymology of istiophoridae

New Latin, from Istiophorus, type genus + -idae

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