plural noun
Trich·​ech·​i·​dae | \ trə̇ˈkekəˌdē \

Definition of Trichechidae

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a family of aquatic mammals consisting of the manatees


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Definition of Trichechidae (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of odobenidae

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History and Etymology for Trichechidae

Plural noun

New Latin, from Trichechus, type genus + -idae

New Latin, from Trichechus + -idae

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“Trichechidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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