plural noun
Stro·​ma·​te·​i·​dae | \ ˌstrōməˈtēəˌdē \

Definition of Stromateidae

: a large family of chiefly small marine fishes (such as the harvest fish and the dollarfish) having a short compressed body, smooth scales, feeble spines, and a series of toothlike processes in the esophagus behind the pharyngeal bones that with a few related forms constitutes a distinct suborder of Percomorphi

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Other Words from Stromateidae

stromateoid \ strəˈmatēˌȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Stromateidae

New Latin, from Stromateus, type genus (from Greek strōmateus bed covering, a fish marked with patchwork colors, from strōmat-, strōma bed covering) + -idae

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“Stromateidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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