[ sahy-ee-noid ]
/ saɪˈi nɔɪd /
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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.
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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