hagfish

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noun hag·fish \ˈhag-ˌfish\

Definition of hagfish

  1. :  any of a family (Myxinidae) of marine cyclostomes that are related to the lampreys and in general resemble eels but have a round mouth surrounded by barbels and that feed upon other fishes and invertebrates by boring into their bodies

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