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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of small, slender fishes, remarkable for their habit of living as commensals in other animals. One species inhabits the gill cavity of the pearl oyster near Panama; another lives within an East Indian holothurian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of fishes of the family Fierasferidæ.

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