uranoscopid

[ yoo r-uh-nos-kuh-pid ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈnɒs kə pɪd /

noun

any fish of the family Uranoscopidae, comprising the stargazers.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Uranoscopidae.

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Origin of uranoscopid

< New Latin Uranoscopidae name of the family, equivalent to Uranoscop(us) a genus (Latin: kind of fish with upturned eyes < Greek ouranoskópos literally, observing the heavens; see urano-, -scope) + -idae -idae; see -id2
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