Anom·​a·​lops | \ əˈnäməˌläps \

Definition of Anomalops

: a genus of fishes (order Berycomorphi) having a luminous organ beneath each eye filled with light-producing bacteria and known from warm seas of the southwestern Pacific and about Puerto Rico

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First Known Use of Anomalops

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anomalops

New Latin, from anomal- + -ops

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“Anomalops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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