Myxine

noun Myx·i·ne \mikˈsīnē\

Definition of Myxine

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Myxinidae) of cyclostomes containing the typical hagfishes that have on each side only a single external gill opening

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Origin and Etymology of myxine

New Latin, from Greek myxinos, a kind of mullet, from myxa lampwick, nasal mucus + -inos -ine — more at mucus


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