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wrymouth

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Definition of wrymouth in English:

noun

An elongated marine fish with a long-based spiny dorsal fin and an oblique mouth that is almost vertical. It occurs in the NW Atlantic and the North Pacific.
  • Family Cryptacanthodidae: several genera and species
Example sentences
  • The wrymouths are slender, eel-like fishes, close relatives of the blennies but much larger.
  • The wrymouth was collected and returned to the Sea Life Center for display.

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