Labridae

plural noun

Lab·​ri·​dae
ˈlabrəˌdē
: a large and important family of percoid fishes having the palate toothless, the anterior teeth of the jaws separate and usually strong, and the lower pharyngeals completely united into one bone with conical or tubercular teeth see wrasse

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Labrus, type genus + -idae

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“Labridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Labridae. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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