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English noun: hagfish

1. hagfish (animal) eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies

Synonymshag, slime eels

Broader (hypernym)agnathan, jawless fish, jawless vertebrate

Narrower (hyponym)eptatretus, Myxine glutinosa, Myxinikela siroka

Member meronymfamily Myxinidae, Myxinidae

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