Trichiuridae

plural noun
Trich·​i·​u·​ri·​dae | \ ˌtrikēˈyu̇rəˌdē \

Definition of Trichiuridae

: a family of elongate eellike fish usually of warm deep seas having a protruding lower jaw, long teeth, and a small or absent caudal fin and including the cutlass fishes and the scabbard fishes

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History and Etymology for Trichiuridae

New Latin, from Trichiurus type genus (from trich- + -i- + -urus) + -idae

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“Trichiuridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trichiuridae. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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