[ 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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