Definition of latimeria
1 capitalized : a genus of living coelacanth fishes that is the type of the family Latimeriidae
2 plural -s : any fish of the genus Latimeria
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Origin and Etymology of latimeria
New Latin, from Marjorie E. D. Courtenay-Latimer, born 1907 South African museum director + New Latin -ia
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