Oplegnathidae

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

Definition of Oplegnathidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of oplegnathidae

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


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