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lancetfish

[lan-sit-fish, lahn-]
noun, plural (especially collectively) lan·cet·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) lan·cet·fish·es.
  1. any large, marine fish of the genus Alepisaurus, having daggerlike teeth.
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Origin of lancetfish

First recorded in 1830–40; lancet + fish
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