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lepidosiren

[lep-i-doh-sahy-ruh n]
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noun
  1. a lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, of the Amazon, having an eel-shaped body.
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Origin of lepidosiren

From New Latin, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at lepido-, siren
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lepidosiren

noun
  1. a South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, having an eel-shaped body and whiplike paired fins
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