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.


n. Zool.

Any fish of the family Scopelidae.


© Webster 1913.

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