[ 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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Origin of lancetfish

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