anableps

[an-uh-bleps]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. anabasine,
  2. anabasis,
  3. anabatic,
  4. anabiosis,
  5. anabiotic,
  6. anabolic,
  7. anabolic steroid,
  8. anabolic steroids,
  9. anabolism,
  10. anabolite

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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Examples from the Web for anableps

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

    Falling in Love|Grant Allen
  • Any other fish or mammal would have been just as likely as Anableps to begin the development of a bifocal eye.

    Parallel Paths|Thomas William Rolleston
  • 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

any of various cyprinodont fishes constituting the genus Anableps, which includes the four-eyed fishes

Word Origin for anableps

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

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