- belonging or pertaining to the Scorpaenidae, a family of marine fishes with spiny fins, including the rockfishes, scorpionfishes, and lionfishes.
- a scorpaenid fish.
Origin of scorpaenid
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- any spiny-finned marine fish of the family Scorpaenidae, having sharp spines on the fins and a heavy armoured head: includes the scorpion fishes, rockfishes, and redfishes
- of, relating to, or belonging to the family Scorpaenidae
via New Latin from Latin scorpaena a sea-scorpion; see scorpion
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