lepidosiren

noun

lep·​i·​do·​siren
1
capitalized : a genus of eel-shaped dipnoan fishes containing a single species (Lepidosiren paradoxa) inhabiting the swamps of the Amazon and La Plata rivers and their tributaries and with the related Protopterus constituting a family (Lepidosirenidae)
2
plural -s : any fish of the genus Lepidosiren or of the family Lepidosirenidae
lepidosirenoid
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adjective or noun

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Etymology

New Latin, from lepid- + Siren

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“Lepidosiren.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidosiren. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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