plural noun
Tor·​pe·​din·​i·​dae | \ ˌtȯrpəˈdinəˌdē\

Definition of Torpedinidae

: a family of elasmobranchs (order Batoidei) consisting of the electric rays

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History and Etymology for Torpedinidae

New Latin, from Torpedin-, Torpedo, type genus + -idae

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