plural noun Ophi·ce·phal·i·dae \ˌäfəsə̇ˈfaləˌdē, ˌōf-\

Definition of Ophicephalidae

  1. :  a family of elongated cylindrical carnivorous labyrinth fishes comprising the snakehead mullets of eastern Asia and Africa and usually made coextensive with a suborder of Percomorphi

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Origin and Etymology of ophicephalidae

New Latin, from Ophicephalus, type genus (from ophi- + -cephalus) + -idae — more at -cephalic

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