Anableps

noun
An·​a·​bleps | \ ˈanəˌbleps \

Definition of Anableps

: a genus of tropical American saltwater and freshwater fishes comprising the four-eyed fishes, being closely related to the topminnows but constituting a separate family, and having the eyes divided into an upper and lower division by the growth of two processes of the iris across the pupil and a band of conjunctiva across the cornea, the upper part serving to see objects in the air, the lower part to see objects under water

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First Known Use of Anableps

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anableps

New Latin, from Greek anableps-, stem of anablepein to look up, from ana- + blepein to look

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“Anableps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anableps. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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