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[an-uh-bleps] /ˈæn əˌblɛps/
Origin of anableps
1777; < New Latin, the genus name, coinage based on Greek anablépein to look up, equivalent to ana- ana- + blépein to see Unabridged
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  • Its name is anableps, but in all probability it does not wish the fact to be generally known.

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  • Any other fish or mammal would have been just as likely as anableps to begin the development of a bifocal eye.

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  • In two genera of fishes, anableps, Dialommus, the cornea is divided by a horizontal partition into two parts.

British Dictionary definitions for anableps


noun (pl) -bleps
any of various cyprinodont fishes constituting the genus Anableps, which includes the four-eyed fishes
Word Origin
New Latin, literally: one who looks up, from Greek, from anablepein to look up
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