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remora

remora

noun rem·o·ra \ri-ˈmr-ə also ˈre-mə-rə\

Definition of REMORA

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:  any of a family (Echeneidae) of marine bony fishes that have the anterior dorsal fin modified into a suctorial disk on the head by means of which they adhere especially to other fishes
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Origin of REMORA

Late Latin, from Latin, delay, from remorari to delay, from re- + morari to delay — more at moratorium
First Known Use: 1567

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