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leptocephalus

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noun lep·to·ceph·a·lus \ˌlep-tə-ˈse-fə-ləs\

Definition of leptocephalus

plural lep·to·ceph·a·liplay \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

  1. :  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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