Remora
Remora Rem"o*ra (r?m"?*r?), n. [L.: cf. F. r['e]mora.] [1913 Webster] 1. Delay; obstacle; hindrance. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fishes belonging to {Echeneis}, {Remora}, and allied genera. Called also {sucking fish}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The anterior dorsal fin is converted into a large sucking disk, having two transverse rows of lamell[ae], situated on the top of the head. They adhere firmly to sharks and other large fishes and to vessels by this curious sucker, letting go at will. The pegador, or remora of sharks ({Echeneis naucrates}), and the swordfish remora ({Remora brachyptera}), are common American species. [1913 Webster]

3. (Surg.) An instrument formerly in use, intended to retain parts in their places. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]


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  • remoră — REMÓRĂ s.f. Peşte având un disc adeziv pe cap, cu care se fixează pe funduri de bărci, de corăbii. [< it. remora, fr. rémora, lat. remora]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • REMORA — Graecis ἐχενηῒς, a navibus sistendis, seu retinendis; item Ναυκράτης, ab eadem causa: Latinis aliter Remeligo: Plautus, Casinâ, Actu 4. sc. 3. v. 7. secundum quosdam. Nam quid illae tam diu intus remorantur remeliigines. Pisciculus dicitur, cui… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • rêmora — s. f. [Ictiologia] Peixe marinho, acantopterígio, de 30 a 40 cm, que possui na cabeça um disco oval em forma de ventosa que lhe permite fazer se transportar por peixes maiores, por cetáceos e até por barcos.   ♦ Grafia em Portugal: rémora …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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