Definition of myxine in English:

myxine

noun

Zoology
  • A hagfish; specifically the Atlantic hagfish, Myxine glutinosa (family Myxinidae); (in form Myxine) the genus which includes this species.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From scientific Latin Myxine, apparently alteration of Hellenistic Greek μυξῖνος slime-fish from ancient Greek μύξα mucus + -ῖνος, suffix forming nouns.

Pronunciation

myxine

/mɪkˈsʌɪniː/