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lancetfish

[lan-sit-fish, lahn-] /ˈlæn sɪtˌfɪʃ, ˈlɑn-/
noun, plural (especially collectively) lancetfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) lancetfishes.
1.
any large, marine fish of the genus Alepisaurus, having daggerlike teeth.
Origin of lancetfish
1830-1840
1830-40; lancet + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for lancet fish

lancet fish

noun
1.
either of two deep-sea teleost fishes, Alepisaurus ferox or A. borealis, having a long body with a long sail-like dorsal fin: family Alepisauridae
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