lancet fish
lancetfish lan"cet*fish`, lancet fish lan"cet fish` . (Zo["o]l.) A large, elongated, scaleless, voracious, deep-sea fish ({Alepidosaurus ferox}), having long, sharp, lancetlike teeth and a long saillike dorsal fin. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: lancet fish, wolffish. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. The doctor, or surgeon fish. [1913 Webster]


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  • lancet fish —       either of two species of widely distributed, deepwater marine fish of the genus Alepisaurus (family Alepisauridae). Lancet fish are elongated and slender, with a long, very tall dorsal fin and a large mouth that is equipped with formidable… …   Universalium

  • lancet fish — noun large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail • Syn: ↑lancetfish, ↑wolffish • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Member Holonyms: ↑Alepisaurus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lancet fish — /ˈlænsət fɪʃ/ (say lansuht fish) noun (plural lancet fish or lancet fishes) a large marine fish of the genus Alepisaurus, with enormous dagger like teeth. Also, wolf fish. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • lancet fish — Surgeon Sur geon, n. [OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr. chirurgien. See {Chirurgeon}.] 1. One whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose occupation is to cure local injuries or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lancet — may refer to:*lancet (surgery), a medical instrument, similar to a scalpel but with a double edged blade. *lancet, a needle used in a lancing device. Used by those with diabetes. *lancet, an acutely pointed arch in gothic architecture * Lancet ,… …   Wikipedia

  • wolf fish — noun large ferocious northern deep sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins • Syn: ↑wolffish, ↑catfish • Hypernyms: ↑blennioid fish, ↑blennioid • Member Holonyms: ↑Anarhichas, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-finned fish — noun any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii • Syn: ↑malacopterygian • Ant: ↑spiny finned fish • Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑teleost, ↑teleostan • …   Useful english dictionary

  • doctor fish — Surgeon Sur geon, n. [OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr. chirurgien. See {Chirurgeon}.] 1. One whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose occupation is to cure local injuries or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surgeon fish — Surgeon Sur geon, n. [OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr. chirurgien. See {Chirurgeon}.] 1. One whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose occupation is to cure local injuries or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surgeon fish — Surgeon Sur geon, n. [OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr. chirurgien. See {Chirurgeon}.] 1. One whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose occupation is to cure local injuries or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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