chaetodon

noun
chae·​to·​don

Definition of chaetodon 

1 capitalized : the type genus of Chaetodontidae

2 plural -s : any fish of the genus Chaetodon

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History and Etymology for chaetodon

New Latin, from chaet- + -odon

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