plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Trachichthyidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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