scorpaenoid

[skawr-pee-noid]

adjective

resembling or related to the family Scorpaenidae.

noun

a scorpaenoid fish.

Nearby words

  1. scorn,
  2. scorner,
  3. scornful,
  4. scornfully,
  5. scorpaenid,
  6. scorper,
  7. scorpio,
  8. scorpioid,
  9. scorpion,
  10. scorpion fish

Origin of scorpaenoid

1835–45; < Latin scorpaen(a) (see scorpaenid) + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for scorpaenoid

scorpaenoid

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Scorpaenoidea, a suborder of spiny-finned fishes having bony plates covering the head: includes the sculpins, scorpion fishes, gurnards, etc

noun

any fish belonging to the suborder Scorpaenoidea
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