ammocete

or am·mo·coete

[am-uh-seet]

noun

the larval stage of a lamprey.

Nearby words

  1. ammianus,
  2. ammine,
  3. ammino,
  4. ammishaddai,
  5. ammo,
  6. ammocoete,
  7. ammon,
  8. ammon's horn,
  9. ammonal,
  10. ammonate

Origin of ammocete

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

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