Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various fishes belonging to the family Sciaenidae, which includes the drums and croakers.

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  • noun zoology Any fish belonging to the Scianidae.

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  • noun widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Sciaena, type genus (from Latin sciaena, a kind of sciaenid fish, from Greek skiaina, perhaps from skiā, shadow) + –id.]

Examples

  • He will be presenting his abstract on the anatomy of the inner ears of the sciaenid species of fish in Kyoto, Japan, this summer at the 36th Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences.

    The Frederick News-Post : Local News

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