plural noun

Definition of Loricariidae

: a family of small South American armored catfishes having the sides and back covered with angular bony plates, the air bladder with a bony capsule, and the mouth small and with thick fringed lips

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Other Words from Loricariidae

loricarioid \ ¦⸗⸗¦ka(a)rēˌȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Loricariidae

New Latin, from Loricaria, type genus + -idae

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“Loricariidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Loricariidae. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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