lanternfish definition

  • noun:
    • some of tiny, deep sea seafood of large family Myctophidae, known as after their particular conspicuous usage of bioluminescence.
    • a little seafood having rows of luminous body organs along each side; some area at night.
    • The smooth sole.
    • Any seafood belonging to the household Myctophidæ: many of them tend to be of the deep seas, and possess luminous places or photophores.
    • little fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some area during the night

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