scorpaenoid

scorpaenoid

[skawr-pee-noid]
adjective
1.
resembling or related to the family Scorpaenidae.
noun
2.
a scorpaenoid fish.

Origin:
1835–45; < Latin scorpaen(a) (see scorpaenid) + -oid

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scorpaenoid (skɔːˈpiːnɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Scorpaenoidea, a suborder of spiny-finned fishes having bony plates covering the head: includes the sculpins, scorpion fishes, gurnards, etc
 
n
2.  any fish belonging to the suborder Scorpaenoidea

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