Leptolepis

noun Lep·tol·e·pis \ lepˈtäləpə̇s \

Definition of Leptolepis

: a genus (the type of the family Leptolepidae) of primitive clupeoid fishes that includes numerous small thin-scaled fishes with the tail nearly homocercal

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Origin and Etymology of leptolepis

New Latin, from lept- + -lepis


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