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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Origin and Etymology of anableps
New Latin, from Greek anableps-, stem of anablepein to look up, from ana- + blepein to look
First Known Use: 1804See Words from the same year
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