Pycnodontidae

plural noun
Pyc·​no·​don·​ti·​dae | \ -äntəˌdē \

Definition of Pycnodontidae

: a large family that is segregated in the order Pycnodonti or now more usually included in Cycloganoidei and that includes Mesozoic and Tertiary ganoid fishes having a deep compressed body typically covered with rhomboidal scales, a homocercal tail, and strong blunt crushing teeth

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History and Etymology for Pycnodontidae

New Latin, from Pycnodont-, Pycnodus, type genus (from pycn- + -odont-, -odus) + -idae

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“Pycnodontidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pycnodontidae. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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