lepidosiren

[ lep-i-doh-sahy-ruh n ]
/ ˌlɛp ɪ doʊˈsaɪ rən /
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noun

a lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, of the Amazon, having an eel-shaped body.

Origin of lepidosiren

From New Latin, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at lepido-, siren
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lepidosiren

/ (ˌlɛpɪdəʊˈsaɪərən) /

noun

a South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, having an eel-shaped body and whiplike paired fins

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