plural noun Squa·mi·pen·nes

Definition of Squamipennes

in some classifications

  1. :  a suborder of Percomorphi comprising chiefly tropical marine fishes with a narrow deep body and usually scaly bases on the dorsal and anal fins and including Chaetodontidae, Ephippidae, and various other families

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Origin and Etymology of squamipennes

New Latin, from squam- + -i- + -pennes (from Latin penna feather) — more at pen

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