Zanclidae

plural noun
Zan·​cli·​dae | \ ˈzaŋkləˌdē \

Definition of Zanclidae

: a family of marine fishes consisting of the Moorish idols and resembling in many respects the related surgeonfishes but lacking the distinguishing spines of the latter and having above the eyes bony outgrowths resembling horns — compare teuthididae

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History and Etymology for Zanclidae

New Latin, from Zanclus, type genus + -idae

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“Zanclidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zanclidae. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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