Pygidiidae

noun

Py·​gi·​di·​idae
ˌpījəˈdīəˌdē
in some classifications
: a family of usually small and often parasitic South American catfishes that lack an adipose fin and have the dorsal fin located far back toward the tail

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Pygidium, type genus (from Greek pygidion) + -idae

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“Pygidiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pygidiidae. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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