Cyclopteridae

plural noun

Cy·​clop·​ter·​i·​dae
ˌsīˌkläpˈterəˌdē
: a family of scorpaenid fishes having the pelvic fins absent or united and modified into a sucking disk compare lumpfish
cyclopteroid
(ˈ)sī¦kläptəˌrȯid
adjective or noun
cyclopterous
-tərəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cyclopterus, type genus (from cycl- + -pterus) + -idae

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“Cyclopteridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cyclopteridae. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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