Triacanthidae

plural noun Tri·a·can·thi·dae \ ˌtrīəˈkan(t)thəˌdē \

Definition of Triacanthidae

:a family of marine fish (suborder Balistoidea) that have a protractile upper jaw, live chiefly on sandy bottoms where they feed on mollusks, and comprise the hornfishes

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Origin and Etymology of triacanthidae

New Latin, from Triacantha, type genus (from tri- + acantha) + -idae


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