Definition of icefish in English:

icefish

Syllabification: ice·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈīsˌfiSH
 
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noun (plural same or icefishes)

1 another name for capelin.
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  • Below the ocean surface lies an even greater diversity of life, replete with corals, sponges and barnacles, as well as icefish and toothfish.
  • I lobbed an unweighted icefish with an awkward flip of the heavy boat rod.
  • He finds Simon standing alone by the rack of aquariums, tending their captives - the Antarctic limpets, and a lone, prize icefish.
2A scaleless Antarctic fish of pallid appearance with spiny gill covers and a snout shaped like a duck’s bill.
  • Chaenocephalus aceratus, family Chaenichthyidae
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  • Changes to certain residues in ß-tubulin have been suggested to confer cold stability on the MTs of Antarctic icefishes.
  • How do Anarctic icefish survive in freezing water?

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