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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 of sciaenoid
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin sciaen(a) kind of fish (< Greek skíaîna) + -oid
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