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[bris-uh l-mouth] /ˈbrɪs əlˌmaʊθ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) bristlemouth (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) bristlemouths
[bris-uh l-mouth z, -mouths] /ˈbrɪs əlˌmaʊðz, -ˌmaʊθs/ (Show IPA)
any of several small, deep-sea fishes of the family Gonostomatidae, having numerous sharp, slender teeth covering the jaws.
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((family Gonostomatidae), any of the approximately 25 species of marine fishes (order Stomiiformes), occurring in tropical regions of the major oceans and characterized by luminescent organs on the undersides of their bodies. They inhabit extreme depths and are often referred to as deep-sea bristlemouths.

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