Definition of Homaloptera in English:

Homaloptera

noun

Zoology
  • A genus of small fishes of the Eurasian family Balitoridae of river loaches, characterized by having six barbels.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). In sense 1 from scientific Latin Omaloptera (see quot. 1817 at sense 1; amended to Homaloptera.

Pronunciation

Homaloptera

/ˌhɒməˈlɒpt(ə)rə/