Pristiophoridae

plural noun
Pris·​tio·​phor·​i·​dae | \ ˌpristēəˈfȯrəˌdē \

Definition of Pristiophoridae

: a small family of chiefly tropical sharks (suborder Squaloidea) comprising the saw sharks

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History and Etymology for Pristiophoridae

New Latin, from Pristiophorus, type genus (from pristio- —from Greek pristēs saw—+ -phorus) + -idae

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“Pristiophoridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pristiophoridae. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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