One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Designating or relating to those cephalopod molluscs in which the anterior chamber of the eye is closed to the exterior by a transparent corneal membrane; specifically of or belonging to the suborder Myopsida of cephalopods so characterized, now restricted to certain squid, but formerly also including cuttlefishes.
A myopsid cephalopod; specifically a squid of the suborder Myopsida.
1920s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From scientific Latin Myopsida, originally † Myopsidae, suborder name from ancient Greek μύειν to shut the eyes + ὄψις sight, eye, iris + scientific Latin -idae.
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