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.

Nearby words

  1. lepidopteran,
  2. lepidopterist,
  3. lepidopterology,
  4. lepidopteron,
  5. lepidopterous,
  6. lepidote,
  7. lepidus,
  8. lepontine alps,
  9. leporid,
  10. leporidae

Origin of lepidosiren

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

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British Dictionary definitions for lepidosiren

lepidosiren

/ (ˌlɛpɪdəʊˈsaɪərən) /

noun

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