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

Definition of Cyclopteridae

  1. :  a family of scorpaenid fishes having the pelvic fins absent or united and modified into a sucking disk — compare lumpfish


\(ˈ)sī¦kläptəˌrȯid\ adjective or noun


\-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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