squatina

noun squat·i·na \ˈskwätənə\

Definition of squatina

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any shark of the genus Squatina :  monkfish

squatinid

\-ənə̇d\ noun or adjective

squatinoid

\-ənˌȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of squatina

New Latin, from Latin, angelfish


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