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

Definition of Trachichthyidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of trachichthyidae

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

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