Labridae

plural noun
Lab·​ri·​dae | \ ˈlabrəˌdē \

Definition of Labridae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Labridae

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 20 Jan. 2021.

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