plural noun
Tri·​ak·​i·​dae | \ trīˈakəˌdē \

Definition of Triakidae

in some classifications
: a family of elasmobranch fishes comprising the common smooth dogfishes

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History and Etymology for Triakidae

New Latin, from Triakis, type genus (from Greek triakis three times) + -idae; from the three-pointed teeth

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“Triakidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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