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hagfish

[ hag-fish ]
/ ˈhægˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) hag·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) hag·fish·es.

any eellike, marine cyclostome of the order Myxiniformes, having undeveloped eyes, a barbel-rimmed, circular mouth, and horny teeth for boring into the flesh of fishes to feed on their interior parts.

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Origin of hagfish

First recorded in 1605–15; hag1 + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for hagfish

hagfish
/ (ˈhæɡˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

any eel-like marine cyclostome vertebrate of the family Myxinidae, having a round sucking mouth and feeding on the tissues of other animals and on dead organic materialOften shortened to: hag
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