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 (rĭ-môr′ə, rĕm′ər-ə)
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. Also called shark sucker, suckerfish.

[Latin, delay (from the belief that they could slow ships down), from remorārī, to delay : re-, re- + morārī, to delay (from mora, delay).]


(Animals) any of the marine spiny-finned fishes constituting the family Echeneidae. They have a flattened elongated body and attach themselves to larger fish, rocks, etc, by a sucking disc on the top of the head
[C16: from Latin, from re- + mora delay; an allusion to its alleged habit of delaying ships]


(ˈrɛm ər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
1. any of several fishes of the family Echeneidae, having on the top of the head a large sucking disk by which they attach themselves to moving objects above.
2. Archaic. an obstacle or hindrance.
[1560–70; < Late Latin; Latin: delay, hindrance, derivative of remorārī to linger, delay =re- re- + morārī to delay]


Any of several fish having a sucking disk on their head with which they attach themselves to sharks and other larger fish. They feed mainly on scraps of food left over from the sharks' meals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remora - marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objectsremora - marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
Echeneididae, family Echeneidae, family Echeneididae - fishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships
Echeneis naucrates, sharksucker - remoras found attached to sharks
Remilegia australis, whale sucker, whalesucker - large blue Pacific remora that attaches to whales and dolphins
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