Definition of Scleroparei
: a large and economically important order of spiny-finned fishes comprising the scorpion fishes, greenlings, sculpins, gurnards, and related forms that are distinguished by a process of the third suborbital plate extending backward to or toward the preopercle — compare mail-cheeked
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Origin and Etymology of scleroparei
New Latin, from scler- + Greek pareia cheek
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