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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Origin and Etymology of anomalops
New Latin, from anomal- + -ops
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
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