hagfish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hagfish eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hagfish (Zoöl) See Hag, 4.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hagfish Same as hag, 3.
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Usage

In literature:

The diet and habits of cod; lantern-fish; swordfish; ramora; hagfish; angler; gar-pike; sturgeon; shark; sawfish; paddle-fish.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
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In news:

The Hagfish 's Special Trick for Warding Off Predators: Thick, Sticky Mucus.
Hagfish face an uncertain future.
Hagfishes may not quite count as true modern vertebrates, because their bony skulls don't lead to bony vertebrae making up a backbone.
Wood calls hagfishes "ancient vertebrates" in honor of their status, currently under debate, as descendants of close relatives to the first fully backboned vertebrates.
Since the 1970s, many evolutionary biologists have considered an eel-like, deep-sea-dwelling creature called the hagfish to be the closest extant relative of a last common ancestor for all backboned creatures.
The Hagfish's Special Trick for Warding Off Predators: Thick, Sticky Mucus .
Conservationists say that the hagfish, a loathsome undersea scavenger whose appearance and behavior are too revolting for most people even to contemplate, is on the decline.
Chilly ordeal in ocean recounted by hagfish crew.
Spider Monkeys, Fire Ants, Hagfish and More.
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