plural noun
Ophi·​di·​idae | \ ˌäfəˈdīəˌdē, ˌōf- \

Definition of Ophidiidae

: a family of elongate compressed somewhat eel-shaped fishes comprising the cusk eels and with related forms constituting a suborder of Percomorphi

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History and Etymology for Ophidiidae

New Latin, from Ophidion, type genus (from Latin ophidion, fish resembling the conger, from Greek, diminutive of ophis) + -idae

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“Ophidiidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ophidiidae. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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