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A long cylindrical freshwater fish (Electrophorus electricus) of northern South America, having organs that produce a powerful electric discharge, used to stun prey and for defense.
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(Animals) an eel-like freshwater cyprinoid fish, Electrophorus electricus, of N South America, having electric organs in the body: family Electrophoridae
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a long eel-shaped South American freshwater fish, Electrophorus electricus, of the carp family, that can emit strong electric discharges.
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|Noun||1.||electric eel - eel-shaped freshwater fish of South America having electric organs in its body|
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
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