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anableps

[an-uh-bleps]
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noun
  1. four-eyed fish.
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Origin of anableps

1777; < New Latin, the genus name, coinage based on Greek anablépein to look up, equivalent to ana- ana- + blépein to see
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Historical Examples

  • Its name is Anableps, but in all probability it does not wish the fact to be generally known.

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  • Any other fish or mammal would have been just as likely as Anableps to begin the development of a bifocal eye.

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  • In two genera of fishes, Anableps, Dialommus, the cornea is divided by a horizontal partition into two parts.


British Dictionary definitions for anableps

anableps

noun plural -bleps
  1. any of various cyprinodont fishes constituting the genus Anableps, which includes the four-eyed fishes
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Word Origin

New Latin, literally: one who looks up, from Greek, from anablepein to look up
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