Definitions

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 hag, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Zoöl.) A genus of marsipobranchs, including the hagfish. See hag, 4.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Myxinidaehagfish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun type genus of the Myxinidae (typical hagfishes)

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek  (myx, "slime")

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