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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Remora  \Rem"o*ra\  (r?m"?*r?),  n.  [L.:  cf  F.  r['e]mora.] 
  1.  Delay;  obstacle;  hindrance.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  several  species  of  fishes  belonging 
  to  {Echeneis},  {Remora},  and  allied  genera.  Called  also 
  {sucking  fish}. 
 
  Note:  The  anterior  dorsal  fin  is  converted  into  a  large 
  sucking  disk,  having  two  transverse  rows  of  lamell[ae], 
  situated  on  the  top  of  the  head.  They  adhere  firmly  to 
  sharks  and  other  large  fishes  and  to  vessels  by  this 
  curious  sucker,  letting  go  at  will  The  pegador,  or 
  remora  of  sharks  ({Echeneis  naucrates}),  and  the 
  swordfish  remora  ({Remora  brachyptera}),  are  common 
  American  species. 
 
  3.  (Surg.)  An  instrument  formerly  in  use  intended  to  retain 
  parts  in  their  places.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Echeneis 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Echeneididae:  typical  remoras  [syn:  {Echeneis}, 
  {genus  Echeneis}] 




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