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Any of numerous perciform fishes of the genus Uranoscopus or (more widely) the family Uranoscopidae, whose eyes are positioned on the top of their heads and which are found in shallow seas worldwide.
Designating fishes of the family Uranoscopidae; of or relating to such fishes.
Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Uranoscopus, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Uranoscopidae, family name.
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