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viperfish

[vahy-per-fish] /ˈvaɪ pərˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) viperfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) viperfishes.
1.
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
1890-1895
1890-95; viper + fish
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