[ lan-sit-fish, lahn- ]
/ ˈlæn sɪtˌfɪʃ, ˈlɑn- /

noun, plural (especially collectively) lan·cet·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) lan·cet·fish·es.

any large, marine fish of the genus Alepisaurus, having daggerlike teeth.

Origin of lancetfish

First recorded in 1830–40; lancet + fish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for lancet fish

lancet fish


either of two deep-sea teleost fishes, Alepisaurus ferox or A. borealis, having a long body with a long sail-like dorsal fin: family Alepisauridae
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