hagfish hagfish  /ˈhæɡ fɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies

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Usage(s):

  • The skins come from the slithery saltwater hagfish, also known as the slime eel.

News

  1. Part of hagfish slime mystery solved

    Some of the inner workings of slime produced by one of nature's most bizarre creatures -- the hagfish -- have been unraveled. The super-strong and mega-long protein threads secreted by the eel-like animals are organized at the cellular level. The slime-making process has fascinated and perplexed biologists for more than 100 years, the researchers note.
    on April 4, 2014     Source: Science Daily

  2. Guelph researchers solve part of hagfish slime mystery

    ( University of Guelph ) University of Guelph researchers have unraveled some of the inner workings of slime produced by one of nature's most bizarre creatures -- hagfish. They've learned how the super-strong and mega-long protein threads secreted by the eel-like animals are organized at the cellular level. Their research was published today in the science journal Nature Communications.
    on April 4, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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