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

Definition of Pristiophoridae

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

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Origin and Etymology of pristiophoridae

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

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