Pristidae

plural noun Pris·ti·dae \ˈpristəˌdē\

Definition of Pristidae

  1. :  a small family of cartilaginous fishes closely related to the skates and rays but having the body elongated rather than flattened and distinguished by a snout elongated into a flat blade with teeth along each side and comprising the economically important sawfishes of warm seas and estuaries some of which are reputed to exceed 20 feet in length

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Origin and Etymology of pristidae

New Latin, from Pristis, type genus + -idae


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