Cyclopteridae

plural noun Cy·clop·ter·i·dae \ ˌsīˌkläpˈterəˌdē \

Definition of Cyclopteridae

: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

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Origin and Etymology of cyclopteridae

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


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