Trachichthyidae

plural noun
Trach·​ich·​thy·​i·​dae | \ ˌtrāˌkikˈthīəˌdē, ˌtraˌk- \

Definition of Trachichthyidae

: a family of reddish large-headed rough-bodied or spiny chiefly deep-sea fishes (order Berycomorphi) with numerous mucous channels about the head

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History and Etymology for Trachichthyidae

New Latin, from Trachichthys, type genus (from Greek trachys rough + New Latin -ichthys) + -idae

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“Trachichthyidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trachichthyidae. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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