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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various bioluminescent deep-sea fishes of the family Stomiidae, having a slender body and a large head with long sharp teeth.

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  • noun Any of several long, slender fishes, of the family Stomiatidae, that have a luminous barbel that is used to attract prey.

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Examples

  • Well, Australia has the dragonfish, a banana-sized creature with a mouth full of sharp teeth – some even on its tongue.

    Census Of Marine Life: Gulf Of Mexico Is 5th Most Diverse Area

  • Scientists may have discovered a way to give humans enhanced night vision using eye-drops full of chlorophyll - the substance that makes plants green.n the 1990s, marine biologist Ron Douglas of City University London discovered that, unlike other deep-sea fish, the dragonfish Malacosteus niger can perceive red light.

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  • Scientists may have discovered a way to give humans enhanced night vision using eye-drops full of chlorophyll - the substance that makes plants green.n the 1990s, marine biologist Ron Douglas of City University London discovered that, unlike other deep-sea fish, the dragonfish Malacosteus niger can perceive red light.

    Night Vision Eyedrops?

  • As with all dragonfish, which live at depths ranging from about 600 to 3,000 feet, the new species has menacing teeth, and a mouth that can jut out to engulf prey as wide as it is.

    Archive 2004-03-01

  • But other predators, like deep-sea dragonfish, patrol using biological searchlights that reflect off of clear flesh, like a flashlight pointed at a window.

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  • Well, Australia has the dragonfish, a banana-sized creature with a mouth full of sharp teeth - some even on its tongue.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • Well, Australia has the dragonfish, a banana-sized creature with a mouth full of sharp teeth - some even on its tongue.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • This undated handout photo provided by the Census for Marine Life shows a dragonfish that even has teeth on its tongue.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • Check out this dragonfish, which even has teeth on its tongue.

    WFTV.com - Local News

  • This undated handout photo provided by the Census for Marine Life shows a dragonfish that even has teeth on its tongue.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

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