Definition of Myxinidae
1. Noun. Slime-producing marine animals: hagfishes.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Cyclostomata, Order Cyclostomata
Member holonyms: Hag, Hagfish, Slime Eels, Genus Myxine, Myxine, Genus Eptatretus, Genus Myxinikela, Myxinikela
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myxinidae
Literary usage of Myxinidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"The myxinidae are the animals known as Hag-fish. They adhere to fish on whose flesh they feed, but, unlike the Lampreys, they can actually burrow into their ..."
2. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1876)
"... that in the myxinidae, at the end of the abdominal cavity at both sides, lying close to the rectum, is a short canal which, piercing the abdominal walls ..."
3. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"... eyeless fish, twelve to fifteen inches and eats them away. Gen. myxinidae [Gr. long, which works into the inside of other fish, vos, slime-fish}, ord. ..."