plural noun
Nem·​ich·​thy·​i·​dae | \ˌnemikˈthīəˌdē\

Definition of Nemichthyidae 

: a family of eels (order Apoda) comprising the snipe eels and related deep-sea forms — see nemichthys

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History and Etymology for Nemichthyidae

New Latin, from Nemichthys, type genus + -idae

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