plural noun Cor·y·phae·ni·dae \ˌkȯrəˈfēnəˌdē\

Definition of Coryphaenidae

  1. :  a family (coextensive with the genus Coryphaena) of large active pelagic percoid fishes comprising the dolphinfish


\-ˌnȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of coryphaenidae

New Latin, from Coryphaena, type genus (from Greek koryphaina dolphin, probably from koryphē) + -idae

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