plural noun
Op·​leg·​nath·​i·​dae | \ ˌä(ˌ)plegˈnathəˌdē \

Definition of Oplegnathidae

: a small family of short deep-bodied marine percoid fishes with small mouths and the teeth fused into a plate or beak — see parrot fish

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History and Etymology for Oplegnathidae

New Latin, from Oplegnathus, type genus (from Greek hoplē hoof + New Latin -gnathus) + -idae

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“Oplegnathidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oplegnathidae. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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