eel-like
similar to an eel, usually meaning eel-shaped

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • eel´like´ — eel «eel», noun. 1. a long, slippery fish shaped like a snake, with continuous dorsal, caudal, and anal fins and lacking ventral fins. Eels live in fresh water or salt water. 2. any one of various similar fishes, such as the electric eel and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eel-like — eel ► NOUN ▪ a snake like fish with a slender elongated body and poorly developed fins. DERIVATIVES eel like adjective eely adjective. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • eel-like — eelˈ like adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑eel …   Useful english dictionary

  • eel-like — adjective Resembling an eel by having a long, serpentine body …   Wiktionary

  • Eel (disambiguation) — Eel or eels may refer to:In biologyRay finned fish:* True eels, fish in the order of Anguilliformes * Electric Eel, a species of knifefish in the order of Gymnotiformes * Deep Sea Spiny Eels, a common name for fish in the family Notacanthidae,… …   Wikipedia

  • eel — ► NOUN ▪ a snake like fish with a slender elongated body and poorly developed fins. DERIVATIVES eel like adjective eely adjective. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • eel — eel; eel·ery; eel·like; …   English syllables

  • -like — In occasional or less familiar formations, and when the first part ends in l, a hyphen is used (cat like, eel like), but more established combinations are spelt as one word (childlike, lifelike, statesmanlike) …   Modern English usage

  • Eel — laz . Also from the common Germanic are Middle Dutch ael , Old High German âl , Old Norse áll . Katz (1998) [J. Katz, How to be a Dragon in Indo European: Hittite illuyankas and its Linguistic and Cultural Congeners in Latin, Greek, and Germanic …   Wikipedia

  • Eel-tailed catfish — Taxobox name = Eel tailed catfish image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Siluriformes familia = Plotosidae genus = Tandanus species = T. tandanus binomial = Tandanus tandanus binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

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