Lanternfish definition

lăntərn-fĭsh
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Any of numerous small deep-sea fishes of the family Myctophidae that have bioluminescent light organs on the head and sides and that often swim to the surface at night.
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Any of a family (Myctophidae) of deep-sea bony fishes (order Myctophiformes) with a large mouth, large eyes, and luminescent organs along each side of the body.
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Any of small, deep sea fish of the large family Myctophidae, named after their conspicuous use of bioluminescence.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of lanternfish - lantern-fish

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Noun

Singular:
lanternfish
Plural:
lanternfishes