plural noun

: a family of viviparous elasmobranch fishes of warm seas comprising the guitarfishes, fiddlers, and related forms that are included among the rays but somewhat approach the sharks in the long narrow body and the possession of a tail fin

Word History


New Latin, from Rhinobatos, type genus + -idae

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“Rhinobatidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhinobatidae. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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