capitalized : a genus of living coelacanth fishes that is the type of the family Latimeriidae
plural -s : any fish of the genus Latimeria

Word History


New Latin, from Marjorie E. D. Courtenay-Latimer, born 1907 South African museum director + New Latin -ia

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“Latimeria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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