Scorpididae

plural noun Scor·pid·i·dae \skȯ(r)ˈpidəˌdē\

Definition of Scorpididae

  1. :  a small family of scaly-finned percoid fishes of the Pacific ocean including the half-moon that have a deep compressed body, well-developed teeth, and a single dorsal fin

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Origin and Etymology of scorpididae

New Latin, from Scorpid-, Scorpis, type genus (from Greek skorpid-, skorpis, a kind of seafish) + -idae


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