Uranoscopidae

plural noun

Ura·​no·​scop·​i·​dae
ˌyu̇rənōˈskäpəˌdē
: a family of percoid fishes comprising the stargazers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Uranoscopus, type genus (from Latin uranoscopus, a fish, from Greek ouranoskopos, from ouranoskopos, adjective, observing the heavens, from ouranos sky, heaven + -skopos observing, from skopein to observe, look at) + -idae

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“Uranoscopidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uranoscopidae. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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