Scopeloid
Scopeloid Sco"pe*loid, a. [NL. Scopelus, typical genus (fr. Gr. ? a headland) + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Like or pertaining to fishes of the genus {Scopelus}, or family {Scopelod[ae]}, which includes many small oceanic fishes, most of which are phosphorescent. -- n. (Zo["o]l.) Any fish of the family {Scopelid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

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