lepidosiren

lepidosiren

[lep-i-doh-sahy-ruhn]
noun
a lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, of the Amazon, having an eel-shaped body.

Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin; see lepido-, siren

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lepidosiren (ˌlɛpɪdəʊˈsaɪərən)
 
n
a South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, having an eel-shaped body and whiplike paired fins

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