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ammocete

or am·mo·coete

[ am-uh-seet ]
/ ˈæm əˌsit /
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noun

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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