Tetraodontidae

plural noun Tet·ra·odon·ti·dae \ˌte‧trəōˈdäntəˌdē, -rēō-\

Definition of Tetraodontidae

  1. :  a family of tropical marine fishes comprising the puffer fishes and with the ocean sunfishes and a few other related forms constituting a distinct suborder of the Plectognathi

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Origin and Etymology of tetraodontidae

New Latin, from Tetraodont-, Tetraodon, type genus + -idae


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