plural noun
Ky·​phos·​i·​dae | \ kīˈfäsəˌdē \

Definition of Kyphosidae

: a family of chiefly tropical percoid shore fishes resembling bass and including a number of important herbivorous food fishes — see kyphosus , rudderfish

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History and Etymology for Kyphosidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Kyphosus Kyphosus + -idae -idae

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“Kyphosidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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