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n. pl. lanternfish or lan·tern·fish·es
Any of numerous small deep-sea fishes of the family Myctophidae that have bioluminescent light organs on the head and sides and that often swim to the surface at night.
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(ˈlæn tərnˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any small, deep-sea fish of the family Myctophidae, having rows of luminous organs along each side.
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Noun1.lanternfish - small fish having rows of luminous organs along each sidelanternfish - small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
family Myctophidae, Myctophidae - deep-sea fishes comprising the lantern fishes
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