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.
Any fish of the family Scopelidae.
© Webster 1913.