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ammocete

or am·mo·coete

[am-uh-seet]
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noun
  1. the larval stage of a lamprey.
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Origin of ammocete

1855–60; < New Latin ammocoetes literally, something bedded in sand < Greek ámmo(s) sand + koítē bed
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