[yoo r-uh-nos-kuh-pid] /ˌyʊər əˈnɒs kə pɪd/ Show IPA
noun 1adjective 1
any fish of the family Uranoscopidae, comprising the stargazers.
belonging or pertaining to the family Uranoscopidae.
< Neo-LatinUranoscopidae name of the family, equivalent to Uranoscop(us) a genus (Latin: kind of fish with upturned eyes < Greekouranoskópos literally, observing the heavens; see urano-, -scope) + -idae-idae; see -id2