Definitions

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  • n. any of small, deep sea fish of the large family Myctophidae, named after their conspicuous use of bioluminescence.

Etymologies

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From New Latin Myctophidae, from μυκτήρ ("nose") + ὄφις ("serpent").

Examples

  • And there is plenty of food here-both the trawls and acoustic surveys have revealed an abundant supply of myctophid lanternfish, the most common prey eaten by large Humboldt squid in these waters in other years.

    Scientific American

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