Plotosus

noun
Plo·​to·​sus | \-səs\

Definition of Plotosus 

: a genus (the type of the family Plotosidae) of marine catfishes

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History and Etymology for Plotosus

New Latin, probably from Greek plōtos floating, swimming + Latin -osus -ose; akin to Greek plein to sail, float

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