Opisthognathidae

plural noun
Opis·​tho·​gnath·​i·​dae | \ əˌpisthəˈnathəˌdē, -ˌthägˈn- \

Definition of Opisthognathidae

: a family of large-mouthed percoid fishes with a large naked head and the body covered with small cycloid scales — see jawfish

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History and Etymology for Opisthognathidae

New Latin, from Opisthognathus, type genus, (from opisth- + -gnathus) + -idae

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“Opisthognathidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Opisthognathidae. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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