Definition of Lancet fish

1. Noun. Large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail.

Exact synonyms: Lancetfish, Wolffish
Generic synonyms: Malacopterygian, Soft-finned Fish
Group relationships: Alepisaurus, Genus Alepisaurus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lancet Fish

lancelets
lancelike
lancely
lanceolar
lanceolate
lanceolate leaf
lanceolate spleenwort
lanceolated
lancepesade
lancepesades
lancer
lancers
lances
lancet
lancet arch
lancet fish (current term)
lancet window
lanceted
lancetfish
lancetfishes
lanceth
lancets
lancewood
lancewood tree
lancewoods
lanch
lanched
lanches
lanching
lanciers

Literary usage of Lancet fish

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1. Text-book of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical Anatomy by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"... and the resulting gastrula from amphi oxus (lancet-fish); 5, early and, 6, later development of the hypoblast by invagination in ..."

2. Zoology: Being a Sketch of the Classification, Structure, Distribution, and by William Benjamin Carpenter (1845)
"... distinguished by their lengthened bodies, much flattened at the sides, and having very small scales.—The Lancet-fish combine the small scales of the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... of the world and variously known as doctor-fish, lancet-fish, tangs and among the Spanish-speaking fishermen of the West Indies as barberos and medicos. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... so called from the lancet-shaped spine on each side of the base of the tail, and also named sea-surgeon, doctor-fab, lancet-fish, and barber. ..."

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