Remora meaning

rĭ-môrə, rĕmər-ə
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Anything that hinders or impedes.
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Any of various elongate brown fish from the family Echeneidae whose dorsal fin is in the form of a suction disc that can take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals.
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An old surgical instrument, intended to retain parts in their places.

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A taxonomic genus within the family Echeneididae "” the suckerfishes.
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Any of several marine fishes of the family Echeneidae, having on the head a sucking disk with which they attach themselves to sharks and other fishes, whales, sea turtles, or the hulls of ships.
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Any of a family (Echeneidae) of small, marine percoid fishes with an oval sucking disc on top of the head, by which they cling to sharks and other larger fishes, turtles, passing ships, etc.
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Origin of remora

  • Latin delay (from the belief that they could slow ships down) from remorārī to delay re- re- morārī to delay (from mora delay)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin remora (“delay"), believed to retard a ship to which attached.

    From Wiktionary

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