lepidosiren

noun
lep·​i·​do·​siren

Definition of lepidosiren

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

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Other Words from lepidosiren

lepidosirenoid \ ¦⸗⸗⸗+ \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for lepidosiren

New Latin, from lepid- + Siren

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“Lepidosiren.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidosiren. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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