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Meaning of hagfish

hag•fish

Pronunciation: (hag'fish"), [key]
— pl. -fish, -fish•es.
  1. any eellike, marine cyclostome of the order Myxiniformes, having undeveloped eyes, a barbel-rimmed, circular mouth, and horny teeth for boring into the flesh of fishes to feed on their interior parts. See illus. in next column.
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