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dogfish

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noun dog·fish \-ˌfish\

Definition of dogfish

  1. :  any of various usually small bottom-dwelling sharks (as of the families Squalidae, Carcharhinidae, and Scyliorhinidae) that often appear in schools near shore, prey chiefly on fish and invertebrates, and are a valuable food source



15th Century

First Known Use of dogfish

15th century


DOGFISH Defined for Kids

dogfish

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noun dog·fish \ˈdȯg-ˌfish\

Definition of dogfish for Students

  1. :  a small shark often seen near shore




Medical Dictionary

dogfish

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noun dog·fish \-ˌfish\

Medical Definition of dogfish

  1. :  any of various small sharks (as of the families Squalidae, Carcharhinidae, and Scyliorhinidae) that often appear in schools near shore, prey chiefly on fish and invertebrates, and are a valuable food source





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