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Meaning of "anableps" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ANABLEPS

New Latin, literally: one who looks up, from Greek, from anablepein to look up.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ANABLEPS

anableps  [ˈænəˌblɛps] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANABLEPS

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Anableps is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANABLEPS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

anableps

Four-eyed fish

The four-eyed fishes are a genus, Anableps, of fishes in the family Anablepidae. They have eyes raised above the top of the head and divided in two different parts, so that they can see below and above the water surface at the same time. Like their relatives, the onesided livebearers, four-eyed fishes only mate on one side, right-"handed" males with left-"handed" females and vice versa. These fish inhabit freshwater and brackishwater and are only rarely coastal marine. They originate from lowlands in southern Mexico to Honduras and northern South America.

Definition of anableps in the English dictionary

The definition of anableps in the dictionary is any of various cyprinodont fishes constituting the genus Anableps, which includes the four-eyed fishes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANABLEPS


biceps
ˈbaɪsɛps
creps
krɛps
quadriceps
ˈkwɒdrɪˌsɛps
seps
sɛps
stairsteps
ˈstɛərˌstɛps
Steppes
stɛps
triceps
ˈtraɪsɛps

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANABLEPS

anabaena
anabantid
Anabaptism
Anabaptist
anabaptistic
anabaptize
anabas
anabases
anabasis
anabatic
anabiosis
anabiotic
anabolic
anabolic steroid
anabolism
anabolite
anabolitic
anabranch
anacardiaceous
anacardium

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANABLEPS

auceps
creeps
de Lesseps
editio princeps
eps
facile princeps
fairy footsteps
forceps
Jeeps
keeps
Lesseps
peeps
sea steps
steps
take steps
the creeps
to play for keeps

Synonyms and antonyms of anableps in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

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TRANSLATION OF ANABLEPS

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Translator English - Japanese

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Translator English - Marathi

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75 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANABLEPS»

The term «anableps» is normally little used and occupies the 121.682 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anableps

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANABLEPS»

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Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America
are transferred through a vascular follicular "placenta." Knight et al. (1985) determined that Anableps embryos had post fertilization weight increases of 298,000% (for Anableps anableps) to 843,000% (for Anableps dowi) showing the greatest ...
‎2003
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The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname
Jan H.A. Mol. FAMILY ANABLEPIDAE (FOUR-EYED FISHES AND ONE-SIDED LIVEBEARERS) The family Anablepidae, with the three genera Anableps, Jenynsia and Oxyzygonectes, is uniquely diagnosed among cyprinodontiform fishes by ...
Jan H.A. Mol, 2012
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Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum: Physostomi: ...
ANABLEPS.* Anableps, Artedi, Genera, p. 25. Head broad and depressed, with the supraorbital part very much raised. Body elongate, depressed anteriorly and compressed posteriorly. Cleft of the mouth horizontal, of moderate width, the ...
British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology, Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther, 1866
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The Aquarium Fish Survival Manual
Anableps anableps (Four-eyed fish) Anableps anableps 72-77'F This very odd fish from South America grows to 9'A inches or more. It is elongated and golden- brown, with several lengthwise, branching, dark stripes along the sides, and a ...
Brian Ward, 1995
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Ichthyology Handbook
One of the most remarkable structural aberrations among the eyes of teleost fishes is seen in Anableps anableps, with a truely amphibious eye. A. anableps ( a cyprinodontid) called the "four-eyes minnows" from South America cruises with half ...
B.G. Kapoor, Bhavna Khanna, 2004
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Evolution's Witness: How Eyes Evolved
Cuatro Ojos, Anableps anableps Most animals have evolved eyes that focus either in air or in water. Some have even evolved eyes that can do either at different times, but Anableps anableps and two other closely related species are among ...
Ivan R. Schwab, Richard R. Dubielzig, Charles Schobert, 2012
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Developmental Biology of Teleost Fishes
'Ryder (1885c)' reported that 'Wyman's memoir on Anableps contains such valuable observations and reflections on the viviparity of fishes that I will here reproduce the most important parts of his paper'. This was followed by a discussion on ...
Yvette W. Kunz, 2004
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Experimental Analysis of the Visual System of the Four-eyed ...
Specialization of optical structures in the Anableps eye allows simultaneous vision in air and water in two different optical axes.
Horst O. Schwassmann, Lawrence Kruger, CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES., 1965
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General Zoology, Or Systematic Natural History
ANABLEPS. ANABLEPS. Generic Character. Caput subdepressum. Os terminate . Denies pavvi in maxillis. Oculi protuberantes pupillis geminatis. Membr. branch, radiis sex. Head subdepressed. Mouth terminal. Teeth small, on the jaws.
George Shaw, James Francis Stephens, 1804
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Vivarium naturæ or the naturalist's miscellany. ...
ANABLEPS. TETROPTHALMUS. ♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢ ♢♢^,♢^ ♢♢♢♢♢ Character Generic us. Corpus cylindricum. Os dentatum. Bloch. ichth. 1 1 . p. 3. Abdominal* s. Character Specificus, &e. ANABLEPS oculis prominentibus, pupillis du- plicatis.
George Shaw

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANABLEPS»

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Predators: The Butterfly fish
Rather than dedicate some of the eye downwards, as in the case of the Four-eyed fish (Anableps anableps), the Butterfly has a further region of ... «Practical Fishkeeping, Dec 13»
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Technology Addiction Will Lead to Our Evolution—or Enslavement
Consider the anableps anableps, a fish that swims at the surface with two sets of eyes, one for looking both up (for protection from predators), ... «The Atlantic, Jan 12»
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New study into how Four-eyed fish see
New research is helping to explain how the unique capability of the Four-eyed fish (Anableps anableps) to see both above and below water at ... «Practical Fishkeeping, Aug 11»
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New Study Unveils Mysteries of Vision in Anableps Anableps, the …
A fish that sees simultaneously above and below the water line has offered up a dramatic example of how gene expression allows organisms to ... «FishChannel.com, Jul 11»
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'Four-Eyed' Fish Sees Above and Below Water
The scientists determined that the top part of Anableps' eyes, the set that sticks out of the water, possess opsins sensitive to green. The bottom ... «Discovery News, Jul 11»
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Rare four-eyed fish born at Living Planet Aquarium
The Living Planet sent out a release today on their rare Anableps fish, which uses four eyes to see both above and below the water's surface. «Salt Lake Magazine, Apr 11»
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The Top 10 Rudest Museum Exhibits In London
The Forest Hill attraction (which itself has a slightly rude name) also houses some Anableps four-eyed fish, which have left- or right-handed ... «Londonist, Mar 11»
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Getting to Know Your Neighbors Below the Surface
We see the barreleye fish, whose eyes extend from its head on tubes, Anableps anableps, a fish with four eyes, and the mantis fish whose color ... «New York Times, Jan 11»
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Beautiful Meets Bizarre in Brazilian Swamps
They belong to a four-eyed fish that locals call traioto (anabelps anableps). Dividing the two-pupils in each eye, located on top of its head, is a ... «Gringoes.com, Oct 10»
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Four-eyed fish born in aquarium
The fish - known as anableps - originally come from the rivers of South America where they use their bizarre eyes to see both above and below ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 09»

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« EDUCALINGO. Anableps [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/anableps>. Aug 2019 ».
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