Mugilidae

plural noun
Mu·​gil·​i·​dae | \ myüˈjiləˌdē \

Definition of Mugilidae

: a family of fishes (suborder Mugiloidea) consisting of the gray mullets

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History and Etymology for Mugilidae

New Latin, from Mugil, type genus (from Latin mugil mullet) + -idae; akin to Latin mucus nasal mucus

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“Mugilidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mugilidae. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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