Definition of uranoscopid in English:

uranoscopid

noun

Zoology
  • 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.

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating fishes of the family Uranoscopidae; of or relating to such fishes.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Uranoscopus, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Uranoscopidae, family name.

Pronunciation

uranoscopid

/ˌjɔːrənəˈskɒpɪd//ˌjʊərənəˈskɒpɪd//jʊərəˈnɒskəpɪd/