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ammocete

or ammocoete

[am-uh-seet] /ˈæm əˌsit/
noun
1.
the larval stage of a lamprey.
Origin of ammocete
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin ammocoetes literally, something bedded in sand < Greek ámmo(s) sand + koítē bed
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