1. 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.
  1. a sciaenoid fish.
Also sci·ae·nid [sahy-ee-nid] /saɪˈi nɪd/.

Origin of sciaenoid

1830–40; < Latin sciaen(a) kind of fish (< Greek skíaîna) + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018