Sco"pe*loid (?), a. [NL. Scopelus, typical genus (fr. Gr. a headland) + -oid.] Zool.

Like or pertaining to fishes of the genus Scopelus, or family Scopelodae, which includes many small oceanic fishes, most of which are phosphorescent.

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n. Zool.

Any fish of the family Scopelidae.

 

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