uranoscopid

uranoscopid

[yoor-uh-nos-kuh-pid]
noun
1.
any fish of the family Uranoscopidae, comprising the stargazers.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Uranoscopidae.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Uranoscopidae name of the family, equivalent to Uranoscop(us) a genus (Latin: kind of fish with upturned eyes < Greek ouranoskópos literally, observing the heavens; see urano-, -scope) + -idae -idae; see -id2

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