Serrasalmus

noun
Ser·​ra·​sal·​mus

Definition of Serrasalmus

: a genus of South American characin fishes comprising the piranhas

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History and Etymology for Serrasalmus

New Latin, from Latin serra saw + salmo salmon

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“Serrasalmus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Serrasalmus. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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