plural noun Lab·ri·dae \ˈlabrəˌdē\

Definition of Labridae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of labridae

New Latin, from Labrus, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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