genus Electrophorus

noun
type genus of the family Electrophoridae; electric eels
Syn: ↑Electrophorus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Electrophoridae, ↑family Electrophoridae
Member Meronyms: ↑electric eel, ↑Electrophorus electric

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