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[hag-fish] /ˈhægˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) hagfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) hagfishes.
any eellike, marine cyclostome of the order Myxiniformes, having undeveloped eyes, a barbel-rimmed, circular mouth, and horny teeth for boring into the flesh of fishes to feed on their interior parts.
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1605-15; hag1 + fish Unabridged
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noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
any eel-like marine cyclostome vertebrate of the family Myxinidae, having a round sucking mouth and feeding on the tissues of other animals and on dead organic material Often shortened to hag
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