Pycnodontidae

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

Definition of Pycnodontidae

  1. :  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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