Definition of sciaenid in English:

sciaenid

Line breaks: sci|aen¦id
Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈiːnɪd
 
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noun

Zoology
  • A fish of the drum family (Sciaenidae), whose members are mainly marine and important for food or sport.
    More example sentences
    • It is dominated by shallow water sciaenids and carcharhinid sharks.
    • He describes ‘croak’ sounds caused by pharyngeal stridulation from captive sciaenids.

Origin

early 20th century: from modern Latin Sciaenidae (plural), from the genus name Sciaena, from Greek skiaina, denoting a kind of fish.

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