sciaenoid

[ sahy-ee-noid ]
/ saɪˈi nɔɪd /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of carnivorous fishes that produce a loud sound by snapping the muscles attached to their air bladder, comprising the croakers and drums.

noun

a sciaenoid fish.

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Also sci·ae·nid [sahy-ee-nid]. /saɪˈi nɪd/.

Origin of sciaenoid

1830–40; <Latin sciaen(a) kind of fish (<Greek skíaîna) + -oid
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