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ammocoete

/ (ˈæməˌsiːt) /
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noun
the larva of primitive jawless vertebrates, such as the lamprey, that lives buried in mud and feeds on microorganisms
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Word Origin for ammocoete

C19: from New Latin ammocoeteēs, literally: that lie in sand, from Greek ammos sand + koitē bed, from keisthai to lie

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