leptocephalus


lep·to·ceph·a·lus

noun \ˌlep-tə-ˈse-fə-ləs\
plural lep·to·ceph·a·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of LEPTOCEPHALUS

:  a long thin small-headed transparent pelagic first larva of various eels

Origin of LEPTOCEPHALUS

New Latin, from Greek leptos + kephalē head — more at cephalic
First Known Use: 1769

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