What is another word for myxine?

Pronunciation: [mˈa͡ɪksa͡ɪn] (IPA)

Myxine, also known as hagfish, is an eel-shaped jawless fish that is usually found in deep ocean waters. Synonyms for myxine include slime eels, sea rats, and snot eels, due to their slimy secretions when threatened. They are also referred to as blind eels because of their lack of eyes, and blood eels because they secrete a protein similar to haemoglobin that turns the surrounding water into a slimy substance when cut. Hagfish, their more commonly used name, originates from the Old Norse word "hakkefisk", which translates to "hook fish". Despite their unappealing traits, hagfish have been used for various purposes including food, leather products, and biomedical research.

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What are the hypernyms for Myxine?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Myxine?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for myxine (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Myxine?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

What are the meronyms for Myxine?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Myxine

The pituitary is practically the same, from myxine to man.
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