plural noun Syng·nath·i·dae \siŋˈnathəˌdē\

Definition of Syngnathidae

  1. :  a family of fishes (order Solenichthyes) having an elongate tubular snout, lacking the pelvic and first dorsal fins, and comprising the sea horse and pipefishes

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Origin and Etymology of syngnathidae

New Latin, from Syngnathus, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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