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from The Century Dictionary.

  • A primary subdivision of myzonts, embracing forms with the roof of the mouth perforated by the single nasal canal.

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

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) An order of marsipobranchs, including the Myxine or hagfish and the genus Bdellostoma. They have barbels around the mouth, one tooth on the palate, and a communication between the nasal aperture and the throat. See hagfish.

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  • noun hagfishes as distinguished from lampreys

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