[ lep-tuh-sef-uh-luhs ]
/ ˌlɛp təˈsɛf ə ləs /
noun, plural lep·to·ceph·a·li [lep-tuh-sef-uh-lahy]. /ˌlɛp təˈsɛf əˌlaɪ/.
a colorless, transparent, flattened larva, especially of certain eels and ocean fishes.
CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?
American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?
Words nearby leptocephalus
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for leptocephalus
Teleostean fishes are generally bony, but the bones are represented by cartilages in Leptocephalus.
British Dictionary definitions for leptocephalus
/ (ˌlɛptəʊˈsɛfələs) /
noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
the slender transparent oceanic larva of eels of the genus Anguilla that migrates from its hatching ground in the Caribbean to European freshwater habitats
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012