Loricariidae

plural noun

Lor·​i·​ca·​ri·​idae
: 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
loricarioid
¦⸗⸗¦ka(a)rēˌȯid
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

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 18 Jul. 2024.

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