remora

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Latin remora (delay, hindrance, passive resistance)

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remora (plural remora or remoras)

A remora.
  1. Any of various elongate brown fish from the family Echeneidae whose dorsal fin is in the form of a suction disc that can take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals.
  2. (obsolete) delay; obstacle; hindrance
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  3. An old surgical instrument, intended to retain parts in their places.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)

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remora f (plural remore)

  1. hesitation, scruple
  2. remora (fish)

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