latimeria

noun lat·i·me·ria \ˌlatəˈmirēə\

Definition of latimeria

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of living coelacanth fishes that is the type of the family Latimeriidae

  2. 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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