plural noun
Myl·​i·​o·​bat·​i·​dae | \ ˌmilēōˈbatəˌdē \

Definition of Myliobatidae

: a family of large flattened chiefly tropical sting rays — see eagle ray

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History and Etymology for Myliobatidae

New Latin, from Myliobatis, type genus (from Greek mylias, mylios of a mill—from mylē mill, molar—+ batis, a flat fish, probably a skate or ray) + -idae

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“Myliobatidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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