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pipefish

Line breaks: pipe|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪpfɪʃ
 
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Definition of pipefish in English:

noun (plural same or pipefishes)

A narrow elongated chiefly marine fish with segmented bony armour beneath the skin and a long tubular snout. The male typically has a brood pouch in which the eggs develop.
Example sentences
  • Leafy seadragons are bony fish in the family Syngnathidae which includes seahorses and pipefishes.
  • Do pipefish and seahorse males have complete confidence of paternity, as might be expected given their involved parental care?
  • Genetic analysis of the gulf pipefish showed as many as four males being simultaneously ‘pregnant’ with eggs from the same female.

Words that rhyme with pipefish

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