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LOPHIIDAE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Lophiidae mean? 

LOPHIIDAE (noun)
  The noun LOPHIIDAE has 1 sense:

1. large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers

  Familiarity information: LOPHIIDAE used as a noun is very rare.


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LOPHIIDAE (noun)


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Meaning:

Large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

family Lophiidae; Lophiidae

Hypernyms ("Lophiidae" is a kind of...):

fish family (any of various families of fish)

Meronyms (members of "Lophiidae"):

genus Lophius; Lophius (type genus of family Lophiidae)

allmouth; angler; angler fish; anglerfish; goosefish; Lophius Americanus; lotte; monkfish (fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey)

Holonyms ("Lophiidae" is a member of...):

order Pediculati; Pediculati (anglers and batfishes; spiny-finned marine fishes having pectoral fins at the ends of armlike processes and a long movable spine on the dorsal fin to lure prey to the large mouth)


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