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[lan-tern-fish] /ˈlæn tərnˌfɪʃ/

noun, plural (especially collectively) lanternfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) lanternfishes.
any of several small, deep-sea of the family Myctophidae, having rows of luminous organs along each side, certain species of which migrate to the surface at night.


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