myctophid

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Etymology[edit]

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

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myctophid (plural myctophid or myctophids)

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

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