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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Origin and Etymology of pycnodontidae
New Latin, from Pycnodont-, Pycnodus, type genus (from pycn- + -odont-, -odus) + -idae
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