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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Myxinidae — hagfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of marsipobranchs, including the hagfish. See hag, 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Myxinidae (typical hagfishes)


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


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