[ vahy-per-fish ]
/ ˈvaɪ pərˌfɪʃ /

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

any of several deep-sea fishes of the family Chauliodontidae, having a large mouth and fanglike teeth, some species having light-emitting organs on their bodies.

Origin of viperfish

First recorded in 1890–95; viper + fish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019