remora


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

re·mor·a

 (rĭ-môr′ə, rĕm′ər-ə)
n.
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).]

remora

(ˈrɛmərə)
n
(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]

rem•o•ra

(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]

rem·o·ra

(rĕm′ər-ə)
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
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Remora Where: South Hunter Street, Liverpool city centre What: Tucked away around the corner from the Everyman Theatre is this little gem of a restaurant, serving tasty, authentic Bangladeshi and Indian village cooking.
"A lot of hackers will pirate individual movies and assets for the challenge, and not so they can become big distributors of copyrighted assets," says an ex-hacker, now a legitimate streaming developer, who calls himself The Remora. "There is a sub-group that want to break schemes and distribute copyrighted media far and wide, sometimes for profit and sometimes [just for fun]." He says there are three types of viewers: paying consumers, non-paying viewers, and those who will occasionally view pirated content.
What sort of creature is a remora? A A rodent B A snake C Afish D Abird 5.
olivacea Arthropoda Plah/lepas hexastylos, Chelonibia testunidaria, Conchoderma virgatum, Lepas anarifera, planes a/ aneus, Gammaridae Chor data Remora remora Rhodophyta Polysiphonia sp.
The FACE Music Mela brought global musicians in Islamabad for sharing love, peace, harmony including Mary Macbride from US, Wild ManGos, Senegalese music sensation Modou Toure Music, Roxx Remora, Wisdom Salad, Famous Band Aaroh, Roots from Pepsi Batle, Sargam kay Khiladi, RockLite, Quadram, Patari's, Sajad Ali Chakwal Group, Ammar Farooki, Ejaz Sarhadi, Bashir Lohar and Music band Bilal Khan.
The Remora SOLO is an innovative new waterproof power cleaning tool from the US.
One time he referred to me as a "remora fish." I wasn't sure what he meant, and after researching it, I was sure it wasn't a positive comment!
Examining sea turtles that came ashore to nest in Costa Rica, Robinson and his colleagues found diverse epibionts, from barnacles to small remora fish.