squat·​i·​na | \ ˈskwätᵊnə \

Definition of squatina

1 capitalized : a genus (coextensive with the family Squatinidae) of sharks having a broadly rounded head with winglike lateral extensions and a broad flattened body that resembles that of a ray and being sometimes placed in a separate suborder but usually included in Squaloidea
2 plural -s : any shark of the genus Squatina : monkfish

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Other Words from squatina

squatinid \ -​ᵊnə̇d \ noun or adjective
squatinoid \ -​ᵊnˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for squatina

New Latin, from Latin, angelfish

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“Squatina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squatina. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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