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anableps

[ an-uh-bleps ]
/ ˈæn əˌblɛps /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for anableps

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

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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
/ (ˈænəˌblɛps) /

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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