plural noun
Mol·​i·​dae | \ ˈmäləˌdē \

Definition of Molidae

: a family of large pelagic marine fishes (order Plectognathi) that have very large heads, short compact bodies, and teeth fused to form a beak and that lack a dorsal fin — see mola

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History and Etymology for Molidae

New Latin, from Mola, type genus + -idae

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“Molidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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