Definition of myxinid in English:

myxinid

Pronunciation /mɪkˈsʌɪnɪd/

noun

Zoology
  • A hagfish of the family Myxinidae, in which the gills on each side characteristically have a common opening.

    Some authors have placed all extant hagfishes in this family, but most now exclude from it members of the family Eptatretidae (formerly Bdellostomidae).

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or belonging to the family Myxinidae; of the nature of a myxinid.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Warren Andrew (b. 1910). From scientific Latin Myxinidae from Myxine + -idae. Compare earlier myxinoid [adjective].