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Noun: hagfish  'hag,fish
  1. Eel-like cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies
    - hag, slime eels

Derived forms: hagfishes

Type of: agnathan, jawless fish, jawless vertebrate

Part of: family Myxinidae, Myxinidae

Encyclopedia: Hagfish