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electric eel

n.
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.

electric eel

n
(Animals) an eel-like freshwater cyprinoid fish, Electrophorus electricus, of N South America, having electric organs in the body: family Electrophoridae

elec′tric eel′


n.
a long eel-shaped South American freshwater fish, Electrophorus electricus, of the carp family, that can emit strong electric discharges.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electric eel - eel-shaped freshwater fish of South America having electric organs in its bodyelectric eel - eel-shaped freshwater fish of South America having electric organs in its body
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
genus Electrophorus, Electrophorus - type genus of the family Electrophoridae; electric eels
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