: 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

Word History


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

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“Myxine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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