Meaning of uranoscopus in English:

uranoscopus

(also ouranoscopos)

Pronunciation /ˌjʊərəˈnɒskəpəs/ /ˌjɔːrəˈnɒskəpəs/

noun

Zoology
  • Originally: a stargazer fish (family Uranoscopidae), a fish of the genus Uranoscopus. Now chiefly (in form Uranoscopus): the genus itself.

    Valid publication of the genus name: Linnaeus Systema naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 250.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Fortescue (d. 1602), translator and alleged sorcerer. From classical Latin ūranoscopos fish with permanently upturned eyes (Pliny) or its etymon Hellenistic Greek οὐρανοσκόπος from ancient Greek οὐρανο- + -σκόπος.