Moringuidae

plural noun

Mo·​rin·​gu·​i·​dae
ˌmōriŋˈg(y)üəˌdē,
ˌmȯr-
: a family of eels comprising the very slender wormlike whip eels

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Moringua, type genus (perhaps from Tamil malaṅku eel) + -idae

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“Moringuidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moringuidae. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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