noun, plural (especially collectively) viperfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) viperfishes.
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.

1890–95; viper + fish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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