Tetraodontidae

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

Definition of Tetraodontidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Tetraodontidae

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

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“Tetraodontidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tetraodontidae. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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