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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the type genus of the Echeneididae; they are typical remoras.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Echeneidid√¶, having on the top of the head a large, flat, laminated disk or sucker, composed of numerous transverse plates set obliquely upward and backward, forming an adhesive surface by which the fish attahces itself to various objects, as a larger fish, a ship's bottom, etc.

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

  • n. type genus of the Echeneididae: typical remoras


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