plural noun Os·te·o·lep·i·dae

Definition of Osteolepidae

  1. :  a widely distributed family of freshwater Paleozoic fishes (order Rhipidistia) having slender elongated bodies, large rhombic scales, and a well-ossified cranium and commonly considered to be on the direct ancestral line of the amphibians

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Origin and Etymology of osteolepidae

New Latin, from Osteolepis, type genus + -idae

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a brief usually trivial fact

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