Definition of Family Torpedinidae
1. Noun. Electric rays.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Order Torpediniformes, Torpediniformes
Member holonyms: Crampfish, Electric Ray, Numbfish, Torpedo
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Torpedinidae
Literary usage of Family Torpedinidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"The electric organ of the family Torpedinidae is composed of vertical hexagonal tubes between the pectoral fins and the head. ..."
2. Chambers' Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1892)
"Torpedo, a genus of cartilaginous fishes of the family Torpedinidae, related to the skates and rays. They are most remarkable for their electric organs, ..."