plural noun Zan·cli·dae \ˈzaŋkləˌdē\

Definition of Zanclidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of zanclidae

New Latin, from Zanclus, type genus + -idae

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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