Definition of Squaloidea
1 : a suborder of Pleurotremata comprising those sharks (such as the spiny dogfishes) that have a compressed or rounded body but in some respects (as in adaptation to bottom-dwelling habits) approach the skates and rays — compare galeoidea notidanoidea
2 in some classifications : a suborder or other division of elasmobranch fishes comprising the typical sharks — compare squatina
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Origin and Etymology of squaloidea
New Latin, from Squalus + -oidea
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