from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of myzonts which have a very slimy body and attach themselves to fishes by means of their sucker-like mouth, typical of the family Myxinidæ; the hags. See cut under
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- proper noun (Zoöl.) A genus of marsipobranchs, including the hagfish. See
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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Myxinidae— hagfish.
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- noun type genus of the Myxinidae (typical hagfishes)
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New Latin, from Ancient Greek (myx, "slime")
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