plural noun Lat·i·me·ri·idae

Definition of Latimeriidae

  1. :  a family of living deep-sea coelacanth fishes currently known only from the southern African genus Latimeria and the Malagasy genus Malania and having their nearest relatives among fishes that became extinct in the Mesozoic

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Origin and Etymology of latimeriidae

New Latin, from Latimeria, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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