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sciaenoid

[sahy-ee-noid] /saɪˈi nɔɪd/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of carnivorous fishes that produce a loud sound by snapping the muscles attached to their air bladder, comprising the croakers and drums.
noun
2.
a sciaenoid fish.
Also, sciaenid
[sahy-ee-nid] /saɪˈi nɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin sciaen(a) kind of fish (< Greek skíaîna) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for sciaenid

sciaenid

/saɪˈiːnɪd/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Sciaenidae, a family of mainly tropical and subtropical marine percoid fishes that includes the drums, grunts, and croakers
noun
2.
any sciaenid fish
Word Origin
C19: from Latin sciaena a type of fish, from Greek skiaina
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