plural noun Net·ta·stom·i·dae \ˌnetəˈstäməˌdē\

Definition of Nettastomidae

  1. :  a family of slender fragile-bodied deep-sea eels (order Apodes) that have an elongated upper jaw and thin black-pigmented skin

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Origin and Etymology of nettastomidae

New Latin, from Nettastoma, type genus (from Greek nētta duck + New Latin -stoma) + -idae

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